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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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We have your back no matter what

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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

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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


Nevada Compliance

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Nevada operates an OSHA-approved State Plan covering most private sector workers and all state and local government workers.
  • 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, TDSC.com Powered by Henry Schein. TDSC.com 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. TDSC.com 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
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    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
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    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
  • Oct 12, 2021
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    Dentists’ Group Fights Plan to Cover Dental Benefits Under Medicare

    ADA opposition could be factor as Democrats look to trim $3.5 trillion spending plan. WASHINGTON—The American Dental Association is mobilizing its 162,000 members to fight a proposal to include dental coverage for all Medicare
  • Sep 7, 2021
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    The NDA believes in personal freedom but also encourages dental professionals to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases

    The American Dental Association and the Nevada Dental Association strongly encourage dental professionals to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Recent ADA Health Policy Institute data found nearly 90% of dentists report being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 while 93.4% of dentists report receiving at least one dose.
  • Sep 7, 2021
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    NDA Midwinter Annual Meeting

    Save the date for the 2022 NDA Midwinter Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Saturday, January 22nd, located at Bear's Best. More details will be updated in the weeks to come on our website and social media, stay tuned.
  • Jul 15, 2021
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    The ADA has issued updated information for dentists to consider as they assess COVID-19 workplace hazards

    The update, titled, Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19, covers issues such as having a safety plan for COVID-19 exposure and control, best practices for assessing and managing workplace hazards and more.
  • Jun 30, 2021
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    CDC Updated Healthcare Prevention Control

    The CDC has updated its guidance for fully vaccinated people. Read more on physical distancing, source control, and mask recommendations.
  • Jun 30, 2021
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    Meet. Play. Learn. SmileCon Oct. 11–13, 2021

    SmileCon 2021 is the ADA’s newly reimagined annual meeting taking place this October in Las Vegas with top speakers, a redesigned Dental Central with hundreds of exhibitors and new experiences and events. Members receive discount pricing on registration.
  • Jan 21, 2021
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    Nevada Dentists Can Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine

    On January 14, 2021 under Directive 011, the COVID-19 Medical Advisory Team (MAT) provided additional guidance on who may administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Dec 23, 2020
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    COVID Relief Passed by Congress

    After thousands of grassroots emails from ADA members, as well as extensive lobbying from the ADA’s Government Affairs team, Congress has passed an end of the year package. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 funds the government through the end of fiscal year 2021 and also includes COVID relief. The President is expected to sign this bill into law soon.
  • Dec 11, 2020
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    COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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