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Beacon Hill Day

On 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. 

Based on the recent legislative update the MDS Government Affairs Committee unanimously voted to plan for Beacon Hill Day in the Spring of 2025. Following the Massachusetts elections this fall, 2025 will mark the beginning of a new two-year legislative cycle. Newly elected officials will take office, committees will be re-organized and the MDS will have filed an updated legislative agenda. Visiting the Statehouse this early in the session allows our members the greatest opportunity to advocate for our agenda. In order to accommodate schedules and maximize attendance, we hope to announce a date and details this summer. 

In future years MDS Beacon Hill Day will take place in alternating years in the spring of the first year of the legislative calendar (2025, 2027, 2029). The Government Affairs Committee will continue to advocate year round and keep our members informed.

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