Supporting the Oral Health of Our Community

The Academy of General Dentistry works to ensure that general dentists can speak up when it matters most. That means making participation easy so that our members can unite their voices on legislative and regulatory activities affecting their practice. As a member, you can access the information and tools to quickly and conveniently impact legislative activities that are underway.

We need our members to get involved and make sure that legislators in our states and on Capitol Hill understand the issues affecting oral health, dentistry and issues affecting general dentists and their patients. 

Watch for regular updates as well as the latest news on more urgent issues that need your assistance by contacting legislators. 

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2022 Activities

AGD Sends Letter Asking Chief Dental Officers to be at Least A Two-star Rank 11.30.22

AGD signs onto letter on hospital emergency department boarding crisis 11.7.22

Dr. Botko statement on AMA CPT code for SDF 10.27.22

Oral Health Literacy S.B. 5073 -- Collective Letter of Support 10.12.2022

AGD Leads Organized Dentistry Letter Supporting SB 5073 10.11.22

AGD Comments to the WHO on Global Health Action Plan 9.16.22

AGD responds to Report on Dental Therapy 9.14.22

AGD Support Proposed Rules Prohibiting Flavored Cigars 8.2.22

AGD Support Proposed Rules Prohibiting Menthol Cigarettes 8.2.22

AGD signs onto letter on hospital outpatient prospective payment system 9.13.22

AGD comments on CMS’ medically necessary dental provisions. 9.6.22

ODC Urges House to Advance Student Loan Reform Bills 7.19.22 

AGD Nominates Dr. Teresa Marshall to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 7.15.22 

AGD signs on in support of Medicaid Adult Dental Bill 07.07.22

AGD Joins Letter to Appropriators on Tobacco-FDA Provisions 6.14.22

AGD comments on the OSHA ETS final rule. 4.22.22

AGD Leads Organized Dentistry Letter Promoting H.R.4555 4.22.22

AGD joined Tobacco Free Kids letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf 4.22.22

AGD Advocates for Increased Funding for OSH in a letter to House 4.18.22

AGD Advocates for Increased Funding for OSH in a letter to Senate 4.18.22

AGD comments on CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines. 4.11.22

AGD thanks Senate bill sponsors for introducing the Resident Education Deferred Interest (REDI) Act 3.1.2022

AGD joins organized dentistry coalition in urging Congress to pass the REDI Act 2.25.22

AGD comments on 3D Printing of Devices at Point-of-Care. 2.7.22

AGD Sends Letter Urging the Funding for CDC’s Office on Smoking & Health 01.10.22

AGD thank you letter securing passage of H.R.4555, the Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act 01.07.2022 


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"AGD has to be the one to carry the banner for general dentists. Never before in the history of our profession has the legislative and regulatory activity had such a profound impact on the manner in which we practice dentistry now and in the future. We need to be in Washington, D.C. and our state capitals. If we aren’t there, no one else will be there for us."

Myron Bromberg, DDS
Reseda, CA
Member since 1983

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