Breaking Advocacy News: Congressional Action on DTC Treatment

“The AAO continuously works to protect the public and orthodontic profession.  A recent effort engaged a bipartisan group within Congress to request a study of Direct-to-Consumer advertising practices for medical devices.  This includes mail-ordering orthodontic treatment.  You can read the full letter here (link).  These efforts are made possible by your AAO membership and your PAC contributions.  If you haven’t already contributed to the AAO PAC in 2021, please contribute at  Wishing you a healthy and happy new year.”

Adam Donnell

Council Representative for AAO-PAC


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