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Lobby Day underway in nation’s capital

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Skit: Members of the New Jersey Dental Association and dental student Ariana Motavalli demonstrate how to advocate during the "How to Meet With Your Member of Congress Session" during Lobby Day. From left are Ms. Motavalli, Dr. Mark Vitale, ADA staffer Corey McGee and Dr. Giorgio Di Vincenzo.

Washington - The sixth annual ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day kicked off March 20.

More than 400 dentists and dental students attended the annual advocacy event, which was jointly hosted with the American Student Dental Association, and held in person for the first time since 2019.

During the three-day conference, attendees took part in meetings - both virtual and in-person - with members of Congress and their staffs to advocate for legislation important to the dental profession. This year's issues included two dental insurance reform bills, the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act and the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act; two student loan reform bills, the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act and the Student Loan Refinancing Act; and the Medicaid Dental Benefit Act.

ADA Vice President Mark Bronson and new dentist Lauren Yap during Lobby Day
Networking: ADA Second Vice President Mark Bronson, D.D.S., chats with new dentist Lauren Yap, D.M.D., during the 2022 ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day.

 To keep up with all the Lobby Day activities, use the conference's official hashtag #ToothParty and follow the ADA on Twitter and Instagram , and ASDA on Instagram .


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