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Advocacy Activity

Every year, dozens of new bills are discussed in the state Legislature and Congress that can affect oral health, your patients and your practice. It’s important to take the time to learn about the issues CDA is addressing in Sacramento and the federal issues ADA is handling in Washington, D.C.

Recent Efforts

Vaccine Distribution

November 24, 2020

To:  Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW, Acting Director California Department of Public Health

Re: Additional Guidance Requested for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Read Letter
Vaccine Administration

December 28, 2020

To:
Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW, Acting Director California Department of Public Health
Kimberly Kirchmeyer, Director Department of Consumer Affairs

Re: Vaccine Administration Capacity

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Mass Vaccine Site Partnership Proposal

January 4, 2021

To: Dr. Tomás Aragón, Director California Department of Public Health

Re: Mass Vaccine Site Partnership Proposal

Read Letter
County Phase 1a Distribution Plans

To: Local public health officers

Re: County Phase 1a Distribution Plan

Read Letter
Phase 1 Distribution Plans

To: Local public health officers

Re: California COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Phase 1 Distribution Plans

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Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Proposals

February 5, 2021

To: 
Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary, California Health and Human Services
Yolanda Richardson, Secretary, Government Operations

Re: Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Proposals

Read Letter

Grassroots Advocacy

Change begins at the local level. You do not need to be an expert in politics to make a difference. Elected officials in Sacramento, Washington, D.C. and locally throughout California want to hear from their constituents, and your stories can make a difference for legislators facing tough decisions on complicated health care issues.

Get Involved

Every cause needs powerful champions to advocate on its behalf. You can help shape the future of dentistry and work toward political change by taking a leadership position. CDA can provide the tools you need to be an effective key contact for your district representatives. Click the links below to learn more about how you can get involved in grassroots advocacy with CDA.

If you are interested in becoming a key contact, please contact Marissa Allen, CDA public affairs specialist, at 916.554.7349

List of Component Legislative Chairs

Name

Component

Charles Kattuah, DDS

Butte-Sierra District Dental Society

James Forester, DDS

Central Coast Dental Society

Lloyd Marcum, DDS

Central Coast Dental Society

Sanjay Patel, DDS

Contra Costa Dental Society (trustees)

Alma Clark, DDS

Contra Costa Dental Society (trustees)

John Blake, DDS

Harbor Dental Society

Scott Wallace, DDS

Kern County Dental Society

Irving Lebovics, DDS

Los Angeles Dental Society

David Abri, DDS

Los Angeles Dental Society

Michael Dab, DDS

Marin County Dental Society

Daniel Pierre, DDS

Monterey Bay Dental Society

Sheva Nickravesh, DDS

Northern California Dental Society

Jenny Apekian, DDS

Sacramento District Dental Society

Paul Van Horne, DDS

San Diego County Dental Society

D. Douglas Cassat, DDS

San Diego County Dental Society PAC

Mark Salamy, DDS

San Diego County Dental Society PAC

Jorge Alvarez, DDS

San Fernando Valley Dental Society

James Jensvold, DDS

San Fernando Valley Dental Society PAC

Claudia Masouredis, DDS

San Francisco Dental Society

Irene Hilton, DDS, MPH

San Francisco Dental Society PAC

Thomas Jacobs, DDS

San Francisco Dental Society PAC

Marvin Carnow, DDS

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

Michael Panzer, DDS

San Joaquin Dental Society

Mina Desai, DDS

San Mateo County Dental Society

Robert Verceles, DDS

Santa Clara County Dental Society

Cary Charlin, DDS

Western Los Angeles Dental Society

Marissa Allen
Public Affairs Specialist

CDA