Helping Shape the Future of Oral Healthcare in the United States
After watching this video,
the viewer should:
- Gain a better
understanding of what ADPAC is, and what causes it serves
- Know the range of
topics that ADPAC supports
- Learn how to become
more involved in an organization that advocates for dentists and their
ADPAC, or the American
Dental Political Action Committee, is a Political Action Committee of the
American Dental Association. Through
financial contributions of member dentists and dental students, ADPAC supports
candidates, ballots, or legislation in favor of oral healthcare initiatives.
The causes for which ADA has
lobbied for range from clinical topics, such as the use of amalgam or water
fluoridation, to provider-related issues such as dental licensure processes and
scope of practice, to more overarching topics like healthcare reform, medical
taxation, the handling of student loans and debt. ADPAC fights to preserve the rights of
practicing dentists and dental students all around the country. To learn more about joining ADPAC or your
local board members--or even to make a donation--visit http://www.adpac.ada.org.
*Alex Sadak (’14) is a student at the Stony Brook
University School of Dental Medicine. He was the 2012 award recipient of ASDA’s
Legislative Liaison of the Year.