DTA actively represents the interests of dental companies in public policy and continues to expand its influence both in our community and in Washington. In addition to our continued fight to repeal the medical device tax and modify the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act, DTA is carrying the message that there is a demonstrated return on investment for oral health coverage (visit www.oralhealthcarecantwait.org to learn more). Oral health is linked to overall health and there is growing evidence that providing oral health coverage can save on medical costs. The dental community continues to promote good oral health through an oral health awareness initiative. The Childrens’ Healthy Mouths campaign promotes brushing for two minutes, twice a day (visit www.2min2x.org to learn more).
Making a difference in Washington takes patience. It is essential to keep our message before policy-makers.