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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

Support for AB 2276 (Carrillo): Scope of Practice Expansion for Dental Assistants

February 21, 2022

To: Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair, Assembly Committee on Business & Professions

Re: AB 2276 (Carrillo) - Scope of Practice Expansion for Dental Assistants - SPONSOR/SUPPORT

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Support for AB 1982 (Santiago): Protection of Patient Choice in Teledentistry

February 21, 2022

To: Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair, Assembly Health Committee

Re: AB 1982 (Santiago) - Protection of Patient Choice in Teledentistry - SPONSOR/SUPPORT

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Comments on Proposed Regulations for Pediatric Anesthesia Requirements

February 10, 2022

To: Sarah Wallace, Interim Executive Officer, Dental Board of California

Re: Comments on SB 501 Draft Regulations

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Comments on CalAIM Implementation Proposal

February 10, 2022

To: Michelle Baass, Director, Department of Health Care Services

Re: CalAIM Implementation Proposal

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2022-23 State Budget Priorities

February 1, 2022

To: 
Senator Nancy Skinner, Chair, Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee
Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair, Assembly Budget Committee

Re: California Dental Association 2022-23 State Budget Priorities

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Support for SB 242 (Newman): Health Care Provider Reimbursements

Sepetember 20, 2021

To: Governor Gavin Newsom

Re: SB 242 (Newman): Health Care Provider Payments - REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE

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Support for AB 526 (Wood): Dentists' Vaccine Administration and COVID-19 Testing

September 17, 2021

To: Governor Gavin Newsom

Re: AB 526 (Wood): Dentists Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing — SIGNATURE REQUEST

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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.