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2020 Virtual Washington Conference







Advocate. Educate. Be Heard.

DTA’s Washington Conference is going online! Join us for a Virtual Washington Conference. The DTA calls on its members to help amplify our collective voice and tell Congress the dental industry demands action. Let’s send messages directly to congressional leaders and share your stories that matter. Washington Conference is your chance to directly influence the legislative process. This virtual event brings together DTA members from across the country to discuss dental industry concerns and take the message that Oral Healthcare Can't Wait to Congress.

This year's Washington Conference Legislative Priorities include:

What is the Washington Conference?

Each year, DTA members meet with their members of Congress and staff in Washington, DC to build and maintain relationships to keep our message at the forefront. Through this event, DTA members increase their knowledge of the legislative process and learn effective advocacy techniques. 

Over the last 8 years, members have worked together to have a total of 629 visits with their congressional representatives from across 25 states. This unified movement of the dental trade industry has brought many legislative victories, including the 2019 repeal of the Medical Device Excise Tax.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, DTA is moving this year's conference online! DTA will host a one-hour online legislative briefing, followed by details on how to sign and send out letters to your members of congress. We also encourage members to still keep meetings with their members of congress, by checking to see if they are open to a phone or video call. 

Why should I participate in DTA's advocacy efforts?

Visit our advocacy page to learn more about the importance of lending your voice and being heard. 


Patrick Cooney, President of the Federal Group and DTA Federal lobbyist, will speak on current legislative priorities, developments, and the importance of advocacy.

Guest Speaker To Be Announced, U.S. Department of Commerce, will speak on the European Medical Device Regulation