TAGD Advocacy Fund
The Texas Academy of General Dentistry has established the Texas Advocacy Fund to support the Academy’s government affairs efforts. The fund may be used in support of TAGD’s legislative and regulatory initiatives, for purposes such as hiring a lobbyist, developing grass roots communications and conducting advocacy training. The fund is not a political action committee and funds will not be used for campaign contributions.
Some of the ways that TAGD has already had an impact include:
- Testifying before legislative committees
- Supporting appointment of general dentists to the State Board of General Dentistry, and
- Providing grass roots training to members
No other organization solely represents the interests of general dentists and our patients at the Capitol and before agencies like the State Board of Dental Examiners. TAGD’s leadership has made the commitment to have a strong advocacy program but your help is needed.
Whether it is a discussion regarding the use of mid-level providers, changes in Medicaid reimbursement rates or regulations governing the use of anesthesia, it is essential that our perspective is heard. 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.
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For less than the cost of a patient’s crown, you can help ensure we have the resources needed to succeed, donate today.