There are a number of hot topics that ASDA takes a stance on. Visit the links below to learn more and see what ASDA is actively advocating for on your behalf.
The current system of licensure exams with the use of a live patient is controversial and flawed. Learn about ASDA's efforts for reform.
Dentistry and Health Care
Repealing the Affordable Care Act is a priority for President Trump and Republican members of the 115th Congress. ASDA is working to ensure oral health care provisions are included in replace and repeal efforts.
ASDA encourages the fluoridation of community water supplies as a scientifically-proven safe and effective means of preventing dental decay.
Barriers to Care
Barriers to care include anything that limits or prevents people from receiving adequate health care, like financial hardship or geographic distance. See how you can help to reduce these barriers for patients in your community.
Dental Student Debt
ASDA considers the growing student debt crisis a top priority and advocates for financially sustainable, long-term solutions.
Midlevel providers have not completed a four-year course of post-collegiate education, yet may be allowed to perform irreversible procedures on the public. ASDA does not believe midlevel providers are the solution to addressing barriers to care. Learn more about ASDA's efforts to protect patients by opposing midlevel legislation.
ASDA stands behind the scientific studies that show dental amalgam as a safe, affordable and durable material that is used to restore teeth.