Now is the time to get involved

The 2024 Legislative Session convened February 7, 2024. Given the shortened period of this session, we have a lot of work to do in order to make it count! As dentists, we are advocates for ourselves and our patients.

Get Involved!

Our Priorities:

Medical Loss Ratio
Joint Contract Negotiations
Updating Dental Anesthesia Regulations

Medical Loss Ratio

As little as 40% of dental patient insurance premiums go to dental care. As much as 60% goes to insurance company overhead - such as administration, marketing, and company profits. That's really out of whack! Download a free flyer for patients here.

Connecticut residents deserve better.

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Insurance and Real Estate Public Hearing MLR Testimonies 3/14/24

Joint Contract Negotiations

Joint Contract Negotiations

Imagine a world where you could talk to your local or state dentists about contract negotiations, without incurring antitrust violations. Imagine telling an insurance company that you will take a cost-of-living allowance every year rather than a 30% decrease.  Imagine you could tell an insurance company that they must answer the phone and talk to you without a 3 hour on-hold time. That is what this is about.

Updating Dental Anesthesia Regulations

CSDA is working with the Department of Public Health to update regulations regarding lists of required medication and equipment, as well as the certification process, for dental anesthesiologists to sedate patients in a practice setting.

Public Health Committee Public Hearing Anesthesia Testimonies 3/1/24

Other 2024 Testimonies

  • Human Services Committee Public Hearing

    CSDA Executive Director Kathlene Gerrity testified on Medicaid on March 12, 2024. View testimony
  • Public Health Committee Public Hearing

    Dr. David Fried testified in support of H.B. 5293: ACC DDS proposed revisions regarding various public health statutes. In agreement with the Bill as it is written, trusting the DPH, the Dental Board and DSS have fully vetted the individuals through proper credentials and protecting the public to ensure qualified care. View testimony.

Connecticut Dental Political Action Committee (CODPAC)

If any of these issues affect you, consider becoming involved with CODPAC. CODPAC represents the "Tooth Party" and supports legislators, regardless of political party, who represent dentists and the issues affecting them.