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

March 25, 2024

To: Chair Mia Bonta, Assembly Committee on Health 

Re: AB 2701 (Villapudua): Medi-Cal Second Adult Cleaning and Examination – SPONSOR

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March 22, 2024

To: Chair Richard Roth, Senate Health Committee

Re: SB 1369 (Limón): Restricting Predatory Dental Plan Payment Practices – SPONSOR

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March 5, 2024

To: Chair Marc Berman, Assembly Business and Professions Committee; Chair Angelique Ashby, Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee

Re: Dental Board of California 2024 Sunset Hearing

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January 8, 2024

To: Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Re: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2025

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September 14, 2023

To: Governor Gavin Newsom

Re: AB 1048 (Wicks) – Establishing Patient Protections and Plan Accountability in Dentistry – SIGNATURE REQUEST

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July 19, 2023

To: Governor Gavin Newsom

Re: AB 952 (Wood) – Dental Plan Transparency Disclosures – SIGNATURE REQUEST

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July 5, 2023

To: Senator Richard Roth, Chair, Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development

Re: AB 481 (Carrillo) – Enhancing the Dental Assistant Career Ladder – SPONSOR

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November 15, 2022

To: Director Mary Watanabe, California Department of Managed Health Care

Re: Knox-Keene Requirements for Delta Dental of California

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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.

Component Legislative Committee Overview

If you are interested in becoming a key contact, please contact Michell Nguyen, CDA senior public affairs specialist.