Government Relations

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The Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) advances the interests of its members by ensuring you have a voice in the public policy discussions that will impact your profession. The CSDA’s Government Relations Director monitors scores of legislative proposals and regulations affecting oral health care, and works closely with CSDA’s Council on Legislation to develop and respond to legislation impacting the dental profession. The CSDA’s Leadership, Council on Legislation and Government Relations Director meet with state legislators and testify before legislative committees to educate policymakers on the CSDA’s policy priorities.


CSDA has submitted testimony regarding proposed health insurance rate hikes. ALL CT DENTISTS should read this and submit their own letters. This is a tremendous opportunity to publicly vent frustrations about dental insurance, low reimbursement rates and the impact on patient care. Read CSDA's letter, write your own and share your submission with

View Testimony Here

CSDA Key-Contact Program

WE NEED YOU! The CSDA Dentist-Legislator Key-Contact Program matches up a constituent dentist with his/her state senator and/or state representative. This program has been nothing short of crucial to ensuring legislative success on behalf of our profession, our patients and our practices! To become a Key-Contact click the button below to complete the sign-up form. 

​Sign-up to become a Key-Contact

Capitol Report

Throughout the Legislative Session, the Capitol Report will keep you updated on various legislative activities being addressed by the Connecticut Legislature.

Bills of Interest

Check out the Legislative Session Information for the most recent bills of interest. 

View the Legislative Session Information

Kathlene Gerrity, Executive Director
Phone: (860) 378-1800

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