Texas AGD is the only organization in Texas that solely represents the interests of general dentists and their  patients in Texas. The Advocacy Program was established to support the Academy’s government affairs efforts. Whether at the Capitol or at regulatory agencies such as the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), Texas AGD is your strongest professional advocate.

The program is supported through the generous contributions of members. The funds support legislative and regulatory initiatives for purposes such as hiring a lobbyist, developing grassroots communications and conducting advocacy training. The program is not a political action committee and funds will not be used for campaign contributions.

Members receive access to the Gatekeeper, a monthly legislative news brief and to other valuable resources.  Some of the ways the program has already had an impact include:

  • Testifying before legislative committees

  • Supporting appointment of general dentists to the TSBDE

  • Providing a voice at the TSBDE meetings

  • Providing grassroots training to members

Just one misguided law or regulation can have a major impact on the cost of running your practice, the quality of patient care, or even your ability to provide services. For less than the cost of a patient’s crown, you can help ensure we have the resources needed to succeed. Donate today.

  • Texas AGD Advocacy Council

    Meet the volunteer leaders representing the Texas AGD at the Capitol and agencies such as TSBDE.

  • Texas Gatekeeper

    Only members receive access to legislative briefings and advocacy updates.

  • Advocacy Helpful

    Members can gain access to valuable resources, like AGD, TSBDE, Texas Legislature, & a sample resource for nitrous and sedation.