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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. 

Read the latest issue of AGD Capitol Connections

2020 Activities

AGD joins Organized Dentistry Coalition to support HR 7216, small business PPE tax credit. 7.1.20

AGD urges Congressional appropriators to support federal oral health programs. 6.15.20

AGD sends letter to OSHA asking for latitude on PPE combinations and guidance. 6.4.20

AGD leads effort to support H.R. 6494, Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act, with the Organized Dentistry Coalition. 5.19.20

AGD joins with coalition to call for changes to deductible expenses for PPP loans. 5.7.20

Dr. White requests that OSHA substantially amend or remove Guidance for Dentistry Workers and Employers. 5.4.20

Dr. White submits testimony on America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020. 5.1.20

Dr. White sends support for HEROES Act. 4.28.20

Dr. White sends letter to CDC requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20

Dr. White sends letter to OSHA requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20

Dr. White sends letter to NIOSH requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20

Dr. White sends letter to FEMA requesting development and implementation of PPE allocation policies. 4.23.20

AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to advocate for point-of-care testing for COVID-19. 4.22.20

AGD signs on with dental associations to increase funding for PPP & EIDL programs. 4.17.20

Dr. White sends letter to Congress to supplement funding for PPP and EIDL programs. 4.16.20

Dr. White writes to EPA Administrator Wheeler to delay start date of amalgam separator rule. 4.16.20

Dr. White sends letter to Governors, Dental and State Boards to broaden scope of PDMPs to be used for COVID-19 patients. 4.15.20

AGD signs letter with medical & dental associations to provide financial relief to non-profits. 4.14.20

Dr. White advocates for point-of-care COVID-19 testing in letter to Admiral Ricks 4.11.20

AGD sends letter to National Governors Association regarding PPE for emergency dental cases. 3.31.20

Letter from Sec. Azar to Governors to extend health care workforce during COVID-19 pandemic. 3.24.20

Guidance to states on extending health care workforce during COVID-19 pandemic. 3.24.20

AGD sends letter to Secs. Azar & DeVos to increase supply of health care professionals to combat COVID-19. 3.25.20

AGD sends letter to Vice President Pence to advocate for PPE coordinator. 3.24.20

AGD sends letter to Congress in support of COVID-19 stimulus. 3.18.20

AGD sends letter to HHS Secretary Azar to advocate for sufficient supply of surgical masks during the coronavirus public health emergency. 3.3.2020

AGD leads effort to support H.R. 4678, The Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act of 2019 2.26.20

AGD sends letter to HRSA about Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) designations. 2.24.20

AGD supports H.R. 2339, Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic of 2019. 2.20.20

AGD responds to ADA SDF draft policy 2.19.20

AGD supports H.R. 1379, the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, to cover congenital anomalies 1.3.20

2019 Activities

AGD joins other organizations in letter to First Lady Melania Trump to clear market of flavored E-cigarettes until FDA review. 10.29.19

AGD joins other organizations in letter to Secretary Azar to clear market of flavored E-cigarettes until FDA review. 10.29.19

AGD joins other dental associations to support H.R. 3762, the Dental and Optometric Access Act. 10.16.19

AGD joins the ADA in support of H.R. 3418, the POST GRAD Act. 10.15.19

AGD joins over 600 organizations to support repeal of the medical device excise tax. 9.24.19

AGD joins other organizations on letter to President Trump of support for removal of flavored E-cigarettes. 9.24.19

AGD joins other organizations on letter to Melania Trump of support for removal of flavored E-cigarettes. 9.24.19

AGD sends comments to HRSA on proposed dental fluoride varnish measure. 9.23.19

AGD and others send letter to CMS about access to Medicaid. 9.13.19

AGD joins organized dentistry coalition to support changes to ACA Section 1557 (translation services). 8.13.19

AGD and dental associations support repeal of ACA medical device tax. 6.24.19

AGD supports the Tobacco-Free Youth Act, S. 1541. 5.30.19

AGD joins other organizations in support of H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic of 2019. 5.16.19

AGD lends support for the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. 4.18.19

AGD joins other health care associations to support S. 350, the "Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act"

AGD joins other health care associations to support H.R. 1418, the "Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act"

AGD joins other associations in support of Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (REDI), H.R. 1554. 3.19.19

AGD President Request AADB to Remove Pop Up Link to AAE’s White Paper 3.19.19

AGD joins other organizations in support of increased House Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies appropriations. 3.14.19

AGD joins other organizations in support of increased Senate Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies appropriations. 3.14.19

AGD joins other organizations in support of increased House Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and related agencies appropriations. 3.14.19

AGD joins other organizations in support of increased Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and related agencies appropriations. 3.14.19

AGD Joins Coalition in Request to Reform Flexible Spending Account Legislation 3.1.19

AGD supports S. 503, H.R. 1366, RAISE Act of 2019. 3.1.19

AGD joins others in support of Ensuring Lasting Smiles, H.R. 1379, S. 560. 2.28.19

AGD supports H.R. 293, the Youth Vaping Prevention Act of 2019. 2.19.19

AGD sends letter to Surgeon General in anticipation of the 2020 Oral Health in America report. 1.25.19

2018 Activities 

AGD joins other health care associations to oppose tobacco rider in FDA appropriations bill. 9.11.18

AGD sends letter to Senators Baldwin and Ernst in support of the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act. 9.5.18

AGD sends letter to Congressmen Peterson, Young, Faso, McGovern, and Yoder in support of Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act. 9.5.18

AGD joins organized dentistry to support deferred interest on resident educational loans. 5.22.18

AGD joins other health care associations to support approval of authorized user fees for tobacco products. 5.4.2018

AGD comments to the FDA on opioid prescribing interventions—exploring a strategy for implementation. 3.16.18

AGD comments to the FDA on intended uses of dental/medical products. 2.5.18

AGD joins organized dentistry in letter to CMS to support technical changes to Medicare Part C and Part D. 1.12.18

AGD Policy Issues

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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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