You Won't Want to Miss This!

What is Advocacy?

What. Why. Where. You'll learn the ins and outs of advocacy as it relates to the field of dentistry and how to get involved as a student!

Lobbying 101

Hear from students that have experience attending Lobby Day and gain tactics to become a more effective advocate.

Hear from Congress!

You'll hear firsthand from the men and women that serve in Congress on how to effectively lobby for issues important to you!

Featured Speakers

Dr. Barry Taylor

Dr. Barry Taylor

Dr. Taylor serves as the executive director of the Oregon Dental Association. He will leading a discussion on Vaccinations and the Expanded Scope of the Dental Practice.

Expect an engaging discussion of the pros and cons of the ability of dentists to administer vaccinations to their patients.  Attendees will leave with the knowledge to form their own opinion on this topic and its relevance in dentistry.

Kevin Koser and his son

Kevin Koser

Hear Kevin Koser, Chair of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasia’s Family-Driven Advocacy Committee, share his story about how he effectively advocated on behalf of families living with congenital anomalies to introduce the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA).

Learn about the journey of Kevin and his family trying to make a difference for his son, Kannon, who has hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) and the grassroots efforts of families all across the nation in support of ELSA

Dr. Lester Jackson

Senator Lester Jackson

Dr. Jackson, DDS, serves as a state Senator in Georgia. Uniquely, Dr. Jackson is also a dentist!

Hear from Dr. Jackson about his experiences as a dentist and journey to become a state senator

Learn the ways in which politics directly affects dentistry and how we as students can lead the way to enact change

Join ASDA Districts 2, 3 , & 4... our quest for dental reform!