Advocating for General Dentists

AGD offers you many different types of resources on federal issues to help you advocate for your profession. Check out key issues facing general dentists and find out more about what's happening at the state and federal levels.

The AGD Legislative and Government Affairs (LGA) Council met in January to determine our federal advocacy priorities.  The LGA Council concluded that the following issues were a priority:

  • Oral Health Literacy
  • DOC Access Act and Insurance Reform
  • Adult Medicaid
  • Midlevel Providers (federal pilot program from Obama era)
  • RAC Audits
  • Student Loan Debt
  • Contemporary COVID-19 Related Activities (Ad Hoc)
  • Nonsupport of Dental Benefits in Medicare 
  • Dental HPSA Reform
  • Dental Care for Veterans

The following Leave Behinds were created for the 2022 Hill Day and can be used to advocate with your U.S. Representative and/or Senator:


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