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Advocacy

Dentists can't afford to be silent partners in their own business and practice decisions. Legislative advocacy is just good business, and MDA makes it our business to protect you.

Current Session: Learn more about MDA efforts.

MODentPAC: You can't afford to be a silent partner in decisions that affect your business, your practice, your profession, donate today.

Legislative Day: Join us at the Missouri State Capitol for multiple opportunities for face to face time with your legislators. The 2019 Legislative Reception and Day are 2​2 and January 23. RSVP by Monday, January 7. 

Grassroots Network: With so many new legislators, the MDA has a lot of people to get to know. If you have an existing relationship with a Representative or Senator (participate in a fundraiser, attend church together, knew each other in college or high school), please join.

National Representation: The MDA works with the ADA to represent your voice and views on issues affecting the you and your practice. The ADA represents nearly 157,000 dentists and works to improve America’s oral health, advance the science of dentistry and enhance the best oral health care system in the world.

ADA Engage: Subscribe to ADA Action Alerts to be informed on critical public policy issues and to get connected with your legislators. Maintained by the American Dental Political Action Committee, ADA Engage allows new dentists to be heard and advocate in Washington.

Tooth Talk: Keep up with the latest dental developments from Washington, D.C., and around the country with Tooth Talk, a new podcast from ADPAC and the ADA covering everything from molars to Medicaid, bicuspids to bipartisanship and canines to the campaign trail. New episodes drop on the second and fourth Monday of each month and you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. Learn more at ToothTalkShow.com.

If you have questions about MDA advocacy efforts, please contact Shantel Smith.

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