Dr. Mark Vitale, Chair, Council of Governmental Affairs, American Dental Association
Paul O’Connor, Senior Legislative Liaison, Department of State Government Affairs
In this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter discuss how dentists are advocating at the federal, state and local levels to make sure dental insurance is fair for all parties involved. Hear which dental insurance reforms are happening and how with the ADA’s Paul O’Connor, Senior Legislative Liaison in the Department of State Government Affairs and Dr. Mark Vitale, chair of the Council of Governmental Affairs at the American Dental Association, chair of the ADA State Public Affairs Oversight Workgroup and the past President of New Jersey Dental Association. This episode explains the different insurance reforms dentists care most about and how collaboration with state and local dental societies have a big impact on change. They discuss how different dental insurance reforms will help improve patient care and how dentists can join these advocacy efforts.