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