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Lobby Day returns to Capitol Hill in-person

More than 400 dentists and dental students gathered for the ADA’s and American Student Dental Association’s first in-person ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day since 2019. Over a three-day period, attendees discussed a range of advocacy items and the best ways to advocate for those issues with lawmakers. The event offered multiple networking and learning opportunities to share our renewed passion and purpose for advocacy. The conference also provided an opportunity for ADA leadership to engage with ASDA members and new dentists to hear about the issues that most matter to them. The event allowed for important collaboration between dentists and students who met with their respective state dental societies to review their presentations for the virtual and in-person meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill. This year’s participants included dental societies from 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To see an overview of the legislative issues attendees discussed during their Congressional visits, visit