Advocacy

Stay engaged and informed of all the issues facing the dental profession. MDS Advocacy offers critical information on legislation, grassroots, and political action initiatives.

Legislation

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Legislation
Legislation

Learn more about the status of important legislation pertaining to the dental profession currently being heard on Beacon Hill.

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Beacon Hill Day

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Beacon Hill Day

On April 5, 2017, more than 200 members converged on Beacon Hill to lobby their legislators on the issues facing both dentists and dental students. This year on Beacon Hill Day, members discussed dental service corporations, graduate education for certain professionals, medical loss ratio for insurance corporations, and much more! 

Unable to attend this year? Make your voice heard at Beacon Hill Day 2018 on April 25, 2018!

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Grassroots Advocacy

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Grassroots Advocacy
Grassroots AdvocacyGrassroots advocacy refers to a movement that grows spontaneously and naturally. This movement generally stems from a common interest or belief. At the MDS, grassroots advocacy stems from our members' common interest in both protecting dentists' livelihoods and ensuring patients' access to the best possible care. To meet these goals, the MDS and our members advocate for and against legislation and raise awareness on the issues.


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MDS-PAC

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MDS-PAC
PAC

The Massachusetts Dental Society Political Action Committee (MDS-PAC) is an independent, non-partisan, political organization solely dedicated to the advancement of the dental profession. With your help, the MDS-PAC is able to support candidates for elected office, attend fundraisers, and build relationships with political candidates. 

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MDS Testimony

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MDS Testimony
White House podiumThe Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) often speaks out at public hearings to support or oppose legislation that would have an impact on our profession and dental patients. In addition, the MDS frequently submits written testimony to various legislative committees and regulatory bodies.

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ADA Engage

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ADA Engage
ADA EngageEngage is the American Dental Association’s main advocacy tool. The ADA uses Engage to send out action alerts, inform dentists on critical public policy issues, and put our members in contact with their legislators. Most importantly, Engage allows your voice to be heard in Washington.

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