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Advocacy Events

Stay engaged and informed of all the issues facing the dental profession by learning more about and attending upcoming MDS Advocacy events, including Beacon Hill Day.

Legislative Webinar Series

Please join the MDS for our Legislative/Advocacy webinar series. During this four-part series, you will learn how state government and the legislature impact the dental profession. 

As an MDS member, you play a vital role in the development and implementation of sound public policy to help advance the dental profession in the Commonwealth. Few institutions are closer to the real problems of people than we are. Your expertise can help be an important bridge to policy makers on Beacon Hill. A strong and effective advocacy program helps raise awareness and serves as an educational tool for lawmakers. Through lobbying and other forms of legislative advocacy, the MDS helps provide our perspective to state lawmakers and regulators, resulting in improved laws and policies.

Please save the dates for this webinar series:

For any questions, please contact Brian Monteiro, MDS director of government affairs and public relations.

Beacon Hill Day

Each year at Beacon Hill Day, Massachusetts Dental Society member dentists and students come together to meet with legislators and speak with one voice to advocate on behalf of dental professionals and patients. It is a key part of the Society’s advocacy strategy. Issues include increasing access to oral health care for underserved populations, reforming dental licensure examinations, proper oversight of dental insurers and dental plan transparency.