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Welcome to the MDA Legislative Connection videocast, a continuing series of videos connecting you to the MDA's legislative efforts. Bill Sullivan, MDA vice president of advocacy and professional relations, and Josh Kluzak, MDA government/insurance affairs manager, provide you with timely updates and calls to action on legislation affecting the dental profession.

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Highlighting the MDA's Recent Accomplishments: Bill Sullivan, MDA vice president of advocacy and professional relations, details the many key accomplishments in the government and insurance affairs area, with several saving MDA members thousands of dollars.

 


 

New Controlled Substance Regulations: Josh Kluzak, MDA government and insurance affairs manager, outlines two new regulations going into effect June 1, 2018, concerning the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances in Michigan.

 

2018 MDA Student Lobby Day: Josh Kluzak, MDA government and insurance affairs manager, provides a look back at the 2018 MDA Student Lobby Day, held March 14, where dental students from the University of Detroit Mercy and the University of Michigan experienced government in action and got a first-hand taste of lobbying legislators.

 

Sales Tax Success and New Opioid Prescription Rules: Josh Kluzak, MDA government and insurance affairs manager, provides an update on the MDA's successful effort to exempt sales tax on dental prosthetics, and alerts members to new regulations for opioid prescription writing coming in 2018.

 

Face-to-Face Meetings with Legislators: Lynn Aronoff, MDA grassroots program coordinator, explains how easy it is to have a face-to-face meeting with your legislator and why these meetings are an effective way to get MDA member voices heard.

 

Sales Tax and Dental Therapist Updates: Josh Kluzak, MDA government and insurance affairs manager, provides updates on the MDA's efforts to repeal the sales tax on dental prosthetics, as well as its fight against SB 541, which would create a midlevel dental therapist position in Michigan.

 

Sales Tax on Dental Prosthetics: A recent change in state policy has led to more labs charging sales tax on dental prosthetics. Due to the sizable cost increase this policy puts on dentists, the MDA is currently working with the lawmakers and other stakeholders — the Michigan Chamber of Commerce — in drafting legislation repealing the tax.