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The American people have gone to the polls and chosen a divided government.  On November 6th, Democrats took back the majority in the House of Representatives giving them a check on the ability of Republicans and the White House to move federal legislation. What will this mean for the dental industry, and the issues DTA advocates on behalf of the trade? We are not likely to know for a while, but it is clear the American people are engaged. According to New York Times estimates, 114 million votes were cast in House races, up from the 83 million in the last midterm elections in 2014.

Many veterans are not eligible for dental treatment through the Veterans Administration.  The DTA and DTA Foundation are proud to support the Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) campaign Will You See One Vet to honor and assist veterans with their special dental care needs.

Posted August 2, 2018

California made major changes to its existing Proposition 65 (Prop 65) safe drinking water act. These changes may impact manufacturers, distributors and laboratories doing business in the state of California. As Prop 65 currently stands, if a product or a device contains chemical substances identified by Prop 65 as carcinogenic or harmful to reproduction and exceeds the “No significant risk levels” then one of several action items is required by California state law. Requests for delay of implementation have been denied.

Posted July 25, 2018

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protect Medical Innovation Act (H.R.184) which has been championed by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) by a vote of 283-132. This bipartisan legislation permanently repeals the medical device excise tax imposed as part of the Affordable Care Act. This vote puts pressure on the U.S. Senate to act as well to once and for all to repeal this burdensome tax.

Posted July 12, 2018

Legislation would require congressional review of any tariffs proposed under a national security authority known as Section 232, such as President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, lawmakers say in statement.

Posted May 21, 2018

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Posted May 3, 2018

The FDA is exploring whether it can move more quickly to require medical device companies to respond to reported problems with their products. On April 17th, the Food and Drug Administration released its Medical Device Safety Action Plan (MDSAP), a series of proposed steps to improve the federal government's oversight of medical devices. Some of the proposed changes, like special controls authority, may need action by Congress.

Posted March 22, 2018

The $1.3 trillion spending bill was posted last night, with Congress now rushing to pass it by Friday midnight.


Posted February 27, 2018

The House of Representatives passed Rep. Robin Kelly's (D-IL) bill, the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 (H.R.2422). The bill was passed by a vote of 387-13 yesterday.

Posted February 8, 2018

Join us in Chicago during the Midwinter Meetings at two must-attend events that will help you gain insight into the ever-changing world of Dental Support Organizations and build connections with your peers in the dental manufacturing and supplier profession.