ADA/ASDA Lobby Day: United We Stand

In April, I joined more than 1,000 dentists and dental students from around the country for ADA Dentist and Student Washington Lobby Day, along with a dozen other AAE members attending as part of their state delegations. This was my fourth Lobby Day as AAE’s ADPAC representative and I have caught the advocacy bug!

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New Tax Law: How Does it Impact Dentistry?

A few early observations about the possible impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on AAE members.

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AAE Supports Dental and Public Health Initiatives

The AAE signed on to comments filed Oct. 26 by the Organized Dentistry Coalition highlighting several dental health-related issues and public health initiatives.

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ADPAC Participation Lends Endodontists’ Voice to Tooth Party

Take a look back at some defining moments of the relationship between AAE and ADPAC.

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Advocacy Alert: HealthGrades

The AAE recently learned that popular website HealthGrades.com, which pulls certifications from the medical specialties, does not include dental specialty board certification information on its site.

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AAE Supports Student Loan Relief in D.C.

The AAE recently joined the ADA and 14 other dental organizations that participate in the Organized Dentistry Coalition (ODC), in a letter supporting the recently introduced Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act.

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Advocating for Quality Endodontics and Fair Payment Policy

An important component of the AAE’s advocacy for members and the specialty focuses on dental benefit plans. It is “quiet” advocacy because it happens through sustained relationship development with individual dentists who work as dental directors for dental benefit plans.

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Endodontists Participate in ADA/ASDA Lobby Day

On March 28, hundreds of dentists and student dentists took time away from practice and studies to advocate for our profession as part of the inaugural ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day.

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Updates from Washington, D.C.

You might not know it from the headlines, but the day-to-day work of the new Congress is well underway. The ADA is busy on behalf of dentists, with the support of the AAE and other dental specialties who participate in the Organized Dentistry Coalition. The AAE has joined the ADA in several correspondence with representatives in Washington.

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Coding Advocacy: A Look Behind the Scenes

An important but overlooked component of AAE advocacy on behalf of members relates to the ADA Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT). AAE members frequently call for assistance with coding a claim or understanding why a claim wasn’t paid by a dental plan. We sat down with PAC member and AAE’s representative to the ADA Code Maintenance Committee, Dr. Kenneth B. Wiltbank, to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes.

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