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

The next MDS Beacon Hill Day will take place May 1, 2019. MDS member dentists and dental students will meet with legislators to advocate on behalf of dental professionals and their 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.

Stay tuned for additional details and the Beacon Hill Day schedule.


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Grassroots Advocacy

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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Legislation

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Legislation

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

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MDS-PAC

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MDS-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.

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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 features resources to inform dentists on critical public policy developments and to help members contact their legislators about important issues.

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