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Dentists, dental students come together for Lobby Day

Virtual event draws more than 450 participants from across the country     

Washington — Pandemic relief. Alleviating student debt. Improving the quality of life for patients suffering from congenital anomalies.

These were the issues that took center stage at the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day. More than 450 dentists and dental students gathered virtually for the annual advocacy event, which was jointly hosted by the ADA and American Student Dental Association.

ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., thanked the attendees for taking time to advocate for issues important to dentistry.

“We are excited to kick off this year’s virtual event, and although we are not able to meet on Capitol Hill, each of you will play a major role in shaping our legislative landscape for the year to come," said Dr. Klemmedson in opening remarks. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of our lives for more than a year. However, the pandemic helped to solidify what we have long known to be true — that shared knowledge and advocacy goes a long way for our profession and patients.”