ADA initiates grassroots campaign in response to CARES Act

Dentists ask lawmakers to support provisions important to dentistry in coronavirus legislation

Washington — The ADA is calling on dentists everywhere to contact their legislators ahead of the Senate’s vote on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

In a March 21 Issues Alert email that went to dentists nationwide, the Association asked dentists to visit the ADA Legislative Action Center to ask their senators and representatives to support key provisions in the CARES Act. The vote is expected to take place March 23. As of 7 p.m., March 22, more than 37,000 dentists had sent more than 106,000 emails to Congress and the number continued to grow at press time.
“You should know that members of Congress in the House and Senate — Republicans and Democrats alike — understand that this bill is critical for small businesses, particularly dentists and dental practices,” the alert said. “They know this because Congress has received over 200,000 emails from over 72,000 dentists. By Washington standards, these are extraordinary numbers! We need to repeat this achievement once more.”