2023 AADOCR/Friends of NIDCR/ADEA Advocacy Day

Dates: March 30, 2023
Venue: Capitol Hill
Location: Washington, DC


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The deadline to register is February 16.

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On Thursday, March 30, 2023, the American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR), the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) will join forces for a 2023 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

Together we will raise the visibility of oral health, champion NIDCR-funded research, and promote investment in dental education and training programs.

With the many competing federal funding priorities facing Congress, it is critical for the dental, oral and craniofacial research community and the dental education community to communicate to policymakers how funding this research positively contributes to the overall health and well-being of the American people. Your participation in Advocacy Day is critical to demonstrating that increased investments in biomedical research and oral health programs are having a tangible impact on people in lawmakers’ home states.

For the first time since 2019, this event will be held in-person on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Participants will receive a legislative briefing and training session on March 29 that will feature speakers from Congress, the Biden Administration and the NIDCR. The following day, March 30, will be dedicated to group meetings on Capitol Hill with targeted congressional offices, including participants’ own elected officials.

Mark your calendar and register today. We’ll see you on March  30!

Hotels: Here is a list of recommended hotelsPDFwithin walking distance of ADEA. Advocacy training will take place at the ADEA office.


If you have any questions about Advocacy Day, please contact ADEA Director of Federal Government Relations Bridgette DeHart at DehartB@adea.org or AADOCR Director of Government Affairs Yehuda Sugarman at ysugarman@iadr.org


Contact: Bridgette DeHart