Advocacy

A large part of what your dental association does is to advocate for your profession and for your patients.

ALDA has two contract lobbyists and two full-time staff members who are also registered lobbyists. It is the job of our contract lobbyists to provide an early warning system for legislation that can negatively affect your ability to provide your patients with the dental care they and you decide is best with a minimum of government intrusion. You cannot be in Montgomery to talk with legislators on a regular basis, but our lobbyists do that work for you daily while the legislature is in session. For example, the State Employees Health Insurance Board has proposed to eliminate dental insurance for state employees. ALDA is working tirelessly to reverse that proposal.