The Nevada Dental Association advocates on behalf of its association members with legislators, regulators, and other partners. Working closely with our association members, and under the guidance and oversight from NDA leadership and member-led councils, the NDA works on a host of oral health issues ranging from scope of practice to accessing care.  

The NDA is committed to supporting efforts that ensure Nevada citizens have access to good oral health care. We know that this is a constant challenges and in order of us to be successful, we need your help. Contact the NDA office to learn more about the different ways member dentists can get involved in the legislative process.

Your involvement can be big or small; from writing a letter, to attending a meeting with a legislator; from making a phone call, or to testifying in a legislative committee. Dentists make the best advocates for oral health care issues, so get involved today! 

The NDA provides access to all the latest news on legislative issues, tools, templates, and guides. See our Award winning NDA Journal Quarterly Publications and NDA Monthly Newsletters with content provided from our own dentist members in Nevada. Join our Facebook page to receive current information on new benefits! Stay compliant, informed and engaged. 

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The NDA appreciates its members' trust and support year over year. We place a high priority on our advocacy efforts. Read more on the legislative activity in Nevada.

FDA & ADA Stance on Amalgam


On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued updated guidance stating that dental amalgam may cause health problems for some high-risk groups, especially those with hypersensitivity to mercury. The update reinforced that amalgam is safe for most, but recommended some patients to avoid the material. More

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  • Jun 28, 2023

    AB 147 Modernization of Dentistry Legislation – Another Win for Nevadans

    The NDA is proud to have passed the Modernization of Dentistry Bill (AB 147) which gives access to oral health care to Nevadans no matter where they live in the state. Immunization administration, teledentistry, and identifying a dental home make up the three pillars of the bill. Check out this story on News3 Las Vegas!
  • Jun 6, 2023

    NDA Passes DLR Bill to Support Dentists and Patients

    NDA championed SB 393, Patients Before Profits bill that ensures dental insurance premiums are spent wisely on oral health, not on insurance administrative costs or marketing campaigns. Nevada leads the way with the most comprehensive Dental Loss Ratio (DLR) statute in the country and we're proud to pass such transparent insurance legislation. Minimum of 75% of insurance premiums must be spent on patient care Maximum of 25% of insurance premiums can be spent on administration and marketing Insurance Companies must file annual reports to the Dept of Insurance Dept. of Insurance can audit insurance report as needed Transparency for the public Nevadans get the care they need deserve for the insurance premiums they pay.
  • May 4, 2023

    100 NDA member dentists volunteering for the Adopt-A-Vet Dental Program

    NDA had reached over 100 member dentists volunteering for the Adopt-A-Vet Dental Program. The Adopt-A-Vet Dental Program recruits Nevada dentists and specialists in local communities to provide services to veterans in-need free-of-charge. Since 2010, Adopt-A-Vet Dental Program’s volunteer dentists have provided dental care to more than 1,500 veterans totaling more than eight-million dollars in donated treatment.
  • May 4, 2023

    DEA & Medication Access and Training Expansion Act (or MATE Act).

    On April 10th, we were informed by the ADA that an updated FAQ has been posted. Please take a moment to review all the posted questions and answers. It is important content. Remember again, this one-time 8-hour training requirement only applies to those who prescribe from Schedules II, III, IV, and V. So, if this applies to you, please read on. While the FAQ has a lot of content, please know that the ADA is still in direct communication with the DEA to seek additional clarification. We will send out updates as soon as we receive them .If you have questions not listed in the FAQs, please send them to or to the NDA and we will work on seeking answers.
  • Feb 9, 2023

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

    NEVADA (Nevada Business) — During February, the Nevada Dental Association (NDA) celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month, a month-long effort to educate and remind Nevada’s children and their parents or guardians of the benefits of maintaining good oral health. “Oral health is incredibly important and with proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, children’s teeth can remain healthy and strong,” said Dr. Jason Doucette, president of the Nevada Dental Association. “On behalf of our member dentists of the Nevada Dental Association, we emphasize the importance of brushing, flossing and other healthy habits so that the children grow up to become healthy adults.”
  • Feb 7, 2023

    Dr. McGinley Talks About Good Overall Health Starts in the Mouth

    Reno, NV (Public News Service) February is National Children's Dental Health Month and one Nevada Pediatric Dentist wants families to remember that good overall health starts in the mouth. Dr. Kellie McGinley, a dentist at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, said cavities are a leading chronic disease in children, which can be prevented by establishing good dental hygiene. She recommends parents take their kids to the dentist at the age of one to prevent cavities and to get into the habit of visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Dr. Kellie McGinley, a dentist at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the Nevada Dental Association.
  • Feb 6, 2023

    Removal of DATA Waiver Requirement for Opioid Use Disorder Prescriptions

    Notice from Nevada State Board of Pharmacy - On December 29, 2022, Congress signed into law with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (the Act), which eliminated the “DATA-Waiver Program.” The Act removes the federal requirement for practitioners obtain a Data-Waiver (X-waiver) to prescribe medications such as buprenorphine, a Schedule III controlled substance, for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). On January 12, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the immediate elimination of the X-Waiver for prescribing buprenorphine. The elimination of the X-waiver will increase the number of practitioners eligible to prescribe buprenorphine thereby increasing access to buprenorphine for those in need.
  • Dec 15, 2022

    Dentists back bill to raise insurance spending requirements in Nevada

    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Nevada dentists are backing a bill that would raise the state's requirement for spending by insurance companies. State Sen. Heidi Seevers Gansert filed an insurance reform bill to raise the requirement for spending on patient care, the Nevada Dental Association says. Under the bill, at least 80% of the money that dental insurance companies collect from patients would have to be spent on dental care. The Dental Association says this change would match Nevada's existing requirement for spending on medical care.
  • Oct 31, 2022

    Dr. Linda Edgar Elected President-Elect

    Houston — In balloting Oct. 18 at the House of Delegates, Linda J. Edgar, D.D.S., was voted president-elect of the American Dental Association. Dr. Edgar, a general dentist from Federal Way, Washington, is the immediate past trustee of the ADA's 11th District. Dr. Edgar previously served as a delegate to the ADA House and as a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice.
  • Oct 5, 2022

    20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    The US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Collection sites are all across Nevada. Inquiries can also be made at 1-800-882-9539
  • Sep 29, 2022

    Fifty-Two Nevada Dental Association Member Dentists Named to Best Doctors List

    RENO, NEVADA. (SEPTEMBER 13, 2022) — Castle Connolly announced its 2022 Top Doctors list, which represents the top 7 percent of doctors in the nation. These notable doctors are nominated by their peers and thoroughly validated to ensure that they demonstrate excellence and deliver the highest quality of patient care. The Nevada Dental Association (NDA) is proud to announce that 52 of their member doctors of dentistry are among these standouts.
  • Sep 15, 2022

    Tina Brandon-Abbatangelo, DDS Presents at SmileCon in Houston

    Check out these sessions by Dr. Brandon-Abbantagelo at SmileCon. Let's Talk Teeth for Domestic and Exotic Animals on Thursday, October 13th and DENT Talks - Road Less Traveled on Friday, October 14th.
  • Jul 12, 2022

    Jason R. Doucette, DMD becomes President of the Nevada Dental Association

    Dr. Jason Doucette has been elected president of the Nevada Dental Association (NDA), the state’s doctors of dentistry and oral-health professionals organization. The NDA provides services that promote the highest standards of care for patients and professional excellence through education, leadership, and provider and patient advocacy.
  • Apr 14, 2022

    Nevada Ranked 34th in Dental Health

    National dental provider Express Dentist has ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on their dental health. The comprehensive study examined 25 indicators of dental health, including percentage of adults who visit the dentist and number of dentists per 100,000 people.
  • Mar 18, 2022

    Tips for a Healthy Smile During Children's Dental Health Month

    Our very own Dr. Kellie McGinley was interviewed last month by the Public News Service for the ADA Children's Health Month! You can hear the interview and read the story online!
  • Feb 24, 2022

    TDSC providing supplies you love from brands you trust

    The NDA is excited to announce its newest endorsed vendor, Powered by Henry Schein. values the entrepreneurial spirit of independent dentists who strive to maintain healthy patients and a healthy practice. It is why they deliver the supplies you love from brands you trust. It’s why they offer free shipping on orders over $99. aims to deliver the competitive pricing the big guys enjoy for independent dental practices of every size.
  • Feb 14, 2022
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    2022 National Signing Day

    Class of 2022 Save the Date! UNLV and Roseman University Graduates are invited to join us for the ADA National Signing Day to be held on March 8th at 12 noon!
  • Dec 28, 2021

    NDA Member Community Contributions

    The Nevada Dental Association (NDA) is excited to have its members submit content with us for sharing on our social media pages, website, newsletter, press releases, and more.
  • Dec 28, 2021

    NDA’s President Dr. Ed De Andrade talks about dental care

    NDA’s President Dr. Ed De Andrade talks about dental care being part of health care in the Vegas, Inc Healthcare Quarterly Oral Health Edition (page 16-17).
  • Oct 12, 2021
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    SmileCon Kicks off in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas — After a year and a half of facing the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dental community came together in celebration during the SmileCon opening session. - ADA News