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.

Beacon Hill Day

Beacon Hill Day 2018
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Beacon Hill Day
Beacon Hill Day 2018

Each year at Beacon Hill Day, Massachusetts Dental Society member dentists and students come together to meet with legislators and advocate on behalf of dental professionals and patients. Issues include increasing access to oral health care for underserved populations, reforming dental licensure examinations, proper oversight of dental insurers and dental plan transparency.



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Grassroots Advocacy

Grassroots Coffee Hour
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Grassroots Advocacy
Grassroots Coffee HourGrassroots 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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Legislation

Beacon Hill
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Legislation
Beacon Hill

Learn about the status of legislation introduced on Beacon Hill that would impact you, your dental practice, and the oral health of the Commonwealth.

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Testimony & Statements

MDS Testimony
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Testimony & Statements
MDS Testimony

The 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 and position statements to various legislative committees and regulatory bodies.

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Take Action

PAC
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Take Action
PAC

The MDS Engage Action Center helps members contact their legislators about important issues. As legislation moves on Beacon Hill, action alerts will be added to the action center.

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