Protecting Dentists and Patients

Working in the legislative arena is often like the practice of preventative dentistry, it requires regular work and attention to many small details. When done well, the majority of potential problems can be remedied or prevented before they have a chance to take root and grow.

Legislative efforts also rely strongly on educational efforts – working to ensure legislators and regulators truly understand the issues, the potentials, and the cause and effect relationships of those items they consider. IDA continues to build and enhance relationships with legislators and regulators who are in a position to drive the state’s legislation and policy as it affects the delivery of quality oral healthcare.

Meet Your IDA Advocacy Team


Josh Carpenter

IDA Government Affairs Director


Sara Allen

IDA Contract Lobbyist

Cornerstone Government Affairs


David Adleman

IDA Contract Lobbyist

Cornerstone Government Affairs