September 2022

From the Office of the Executive Director

Welcome to the September edition of The Brush Up, your monthly recap of the ADSO’s advocacy efforts, committee updates and member news.

This month, ADSO hosted its DC Fly-In, a day where ADSO members met with legislators and pundits, and spent time with Dr. Natalia Chalmers, Chief Dental Officer for CMS. The Fly-In concluded with Hill visits with key congressional leaders. Later this month, the ADSO team will meet with DSO clinicians in Raleigh to discuss advocacy initiatives for the 2023 legislative session.

ADSO also is collaborating with ADA leadership to unify and elevate dentistry. Emmet Scott and I hosted a joint webinar with ADA executive director Ray Cohlmia and ADA president Cesar Sabates to discuss workforce issues, medical-dental integration, trends in dental consumerism, and ways the two organizations can work together to address issues in dentistry. Look for information about how to access the webinar coming soon.

We’re excited to introduce the 2023 ADSO Summit theme – Uniting Dentistry – which complements our efforts to collaborate and partner with dental organizations across the spectrum.

We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the ADSO team with thoughts, ideas, and questions.


Andrew Smith, ADSO Executive Director