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ADVOCACY IN
ACTION

DOPAC and the 2018
Election Season

LABOR DAY MARKED THE
UNOFFICIAL KICKOFF OF
the 2017-2018 campaign cycle.
Individuals seeking election to public
office for the 2018 November election
(candidates for governor, House
of Representatives, State Senate,
etc.) have officially begun to declare
their candidacies. Although the filing
deadline is not until March 2018,
most campaigns are already in full
swing. That means the Oregon 2018
campaign season will soon be filled
with fundraisers, political mixers and
contribution requests.
The Oregon Dental Association
participates in the election process
through the Dentists of Oregon
Political Action Committee,
commonly known as DOPAC. The
DOPAC board carefully considers
each candidate and issue, evaluates
their potential impact on the practice
of dentistry and supports those that

"The importance of
participating in the election
process cannot be overstated.
Candidates become decision
makers who legislate,
regulate and influence a
multitude of issues that
affect oral health in Oregon:
from the budget at OHSU
to Medicaid funding and
coverage; from water
fluoridation to tobacco
regulations."
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critical conversations with those
decision makers.
DOPAC is primarily funded by
ODA members during annual
membership renewals. DOPAC is
a non-partisan committee. DOPAC
is limited to statewide races,
legislative races, and initiatives and
campaigns impacting the oral health
of Oregonians. DOPAC does not
participate in local or county races,
leaving that participation to individual
membership societies.
For more information on DOPAC
or to become more involved, please
contact ODA Government Affairs
Director Jen Lewis-Goff.

will favorably influence oral health in
Oregon. The board also considers
electability and chance of success,
making sure member dollars are
carefully spent.
The importance of participating
in the election process cannot be
overstated. Candidates become
decision makers who legislate,
regulate and influence a multitude
of issues that affect oral health in
Oregon: from the budget at OHSU
to Medicaid funding and coverage;
from water fluoridation to tobacco
regulations. Through DOPAC
contributions, Oregon dentists gain a
seat at the table to be a part of these

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Membership Matters - November 2017

Guest Editorial
New Members, Dental Community, Board of Trustees
Events and Education
Molar Movement
Insider Results
ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Compliance Corner
Dopac and the 2018 Election Season
Through the Loupes
Collaborative Care and Guided Implant Surgery
Antimicrobial Treatment for Advanced Periodontal Disease
Society Updates
Dental Foundation of Oregon
Index of Advertisers
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Intro
Membership Matters - November 2017 - cover1
Membership Matters - November 2017 - cover2
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 3
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Guest Editorial
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 5
Membership Matters - November 2017 - New Members, Dental Community, Board of Trustees
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 7
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 8
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Events and Education
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 10
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Molar Movement
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 12
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Insider Results
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 14
Membership Matters - November 2017 - ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Compliance Corner
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Dopac and the 2018 Election Season
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Through the Loupes
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 19
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Collaborative Care and Guided Implant Surgery
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 21
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 22
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 23
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Antimicrobial Treatment for Advanced Periodontal Disease
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 25
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 26
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 27
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Society Updates
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 29
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 30
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 31
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Dental Foundation of Oregon
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 33
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Membership Matters - November 2017 - cover3
Membership Matters - November 2017 - cover4
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