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2015 ADA Advocacy

WSDA members, did you realize that along with our advocacy efforts in Washington, the American Dental Association—with the help of members like you—also advocated on your behalf at the national level? In 2015, thousands of ADA member dentists came together to write over 23,000 letters to members of Congress on issues that could have a profound impact on your patients, practice and profession.  

What did they accomplish? 

Secured a permanent extension of the Section 179 Expensing Deduction
The ADA led the way for a permanent extension of Section 179, which allows for deductions for new equipment up to $500,000, with the deduction phased out for investments exceeding $2 million.

Helped secure a two-year suspension of the Medical Device Tax
The ADA worked to advance legislation to suspend this burdensome Medical Device Tax. The immediate suspension (2016-2017) of this law gives the ADA additional time to fight for a repeal of this tax.

Secured Additional Funding for Oral Health Research
The ADA helped secure $415.6 million for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research that will improve dental, oral and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information.

And much more! 
Click here to read more about what your involvement has done to further dental priorities.

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