The goals of our advocacy committee are associated with informing dental students about legislative and regulatory issues that impact their lives while in school and also beyond dental school when they have become practicing oral health care providers. We seek to spread awareness of these issues, but also try to develop a sense of interest and accountability within our dental students to take control of their profession.
The Committee on Advocacy is responsible for putting on the annual ADPAC Drive in order to encourage ASDA members to become a part of the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC). ADPAC is a bipartisan organization that promotes and supports candidates for political office that represent the interests of the dental community. The Committee on Advocacy is also involved with the Michigan State Lobby Day and the ASDA National Lobby Day, which brings students to Lansing and Washington DC, respectively, to discuss issues related to dental school and dentistry with legislators. The committee is also involved with Michigan's ASDA Fever week and puts on a legislative-related event during one of the days of that week.
Ready to take action? Join us April 26-28th for ASDA/ADA National Lobby Day in Washington DC!