ADVOCACY
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MEETINGS

January 21, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

February 11, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

March 4, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

March 11/12, 2021 - TSBDE

March 25, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

April 15, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

May 4, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

June 15, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

June 17/18, 2021 - TSBDE

July 22, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

September 2, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

September 9/10, 2021 - TSBDE

October 14, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

December 2, 2021 - Texas AGD Advocacy Council

​December 9/10, 2021 - TSBDE

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.

This year, as our profession continues figuring out what moving forward looks like in today's environment, the Texas AGD will continue to represent you and navigate challenges together as a community.  It is vital that the TSBDE, elected officials, and other government agencies understand the uniqueness of a general dentist. Expressing these specific needs has been and will continue to be an important initiative during the pandemic.

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.