Dental Plans & Government Outreach

The AAE's advocacy and outreach focuses on educating stakeholders on the importance of treatment planning and referral, promoting a single standard of endodontic care and the clinical complexity of the specialty, and advocating for policies that will advance these goals.

Advocacy and regulatory compliance-related articles from the Communiqué are below, followed by more information about the AAE's work with specific groups and other activities.


Standing Firm in the Specialty Advertising Debate

September 3, 2018

Last month, AAE president-elect Dr. Keith V. Krell and I had the pleasure of representing the AAE at the Dental Specialty Group meeting in Chicago. The leadership of each of the nine ADA-recognized specialties attends this biannual meeting to get an update from the ADA on topical issues and to discuss items of mutual interest among the dental specialties.

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AAE Promotes a Single Standard of Care at Dental Directors Meeting

June 5, 2018

On the heels of AAE18, a biennial meeting with dental directors from the major dental benefit plans took place in Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 1. This meeting is a key component of AAE stakeholder advocacy and outreach.

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ADA/ASDA Lobby Day: United We Stand

May 8, 2018

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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