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2017 Washington Conference

Event Date: 
April 25, 2017 to April 26, 2017
Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St NW Washington, DC 20001
Registration Fee: 
Complimentary, this is a DTA Members Only event.
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hotel Room Block:  $289 (plus tax) at the Phoenix Park Hotel. Call 877-237-2082 and mention the DTA Washington Conference or make your reservation online.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 31, 2017



Join DTA members from across the country April 25-26 at DTA’s annual Washington Conference. A new administration and convening of a new Congress means we have to double our efforts to keep our issues at the forefront. This is a critical time to bring DTA’s issues to Capitol Hill and we need your help.

After receiving a thorough legislative briefing, you’ll meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from your home and business districts to discuss Americans’ oral health, the business case for oral health and continuing efforts to repeal the Sunshine Act and Medical Device Tax.

Specific topics that will be addressed include a legislative briefing about the Medical Device Tax repeal status, support for lifting the threshold for the Sunshine Act and how to foster existing relationships with your representatives. DTA members have seen the benefits of attending the Washington Conference.

“The key take-away here is that consistency of messaging and purpose is having an impact,” said AEGIS Communications CEO Dan Perkins after the 2016 Washington Conference. “I have been going to The Hill for several years now and I see an awareness building of both key oral health issues but also a respect for the commitment of DTA and others to continue making the time to educate and advocate on behalf of these issues. We are gaining recognition and trust which in turn builds credibility for our business, healthcare and economic impact messaging.”

Several legislative victories can be attributed to DTA members educating their representatives about important issues that affect the dental industry including:

  • Medical Device Excise Tax Being Suspended for 2016 and 2017
  • Research and Experimentation Credit Made Permanent
  • Increased Expensing Limits Under Section 179 Made Permanent
  • Extension of Bonus Depreciation for Qualified Property


Tuesday, April 25
4:30-6:30pm     Briefings & Updates
6:30pm             Reception & Dinner

Wednesday, April 26
7:30-9:00am     Breakfast & Member of Congress Speaker
9:00am             Congressional Visits Begin

Register using the drop down menu in the upper left corner.

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