Dentists: Know the process…..know your legislators in
Suppose a bill negatively affecting the practice of dentistry is introduced in the NC General Assembly?
Suppose a bill negatively affecting the practice of dentistry is introduced in the United States Congress?
What happens to these bills? How do we respond as a profession? How do we respond as individuals?
The committee is where the action is! YOUR voice can be heard by that committee either by writing to the Chairperson expressing your views or requesting to appear in person in the appropriate place, Raleigh or
Bill Status Info Desk: 919-733-7779 Senate and House Bill Status: 202-225-1772
Principal Clerk, House: 919-733-7760 Congressional Research: 202-707-5700
Principal Clerk, Senate: 919-733-7761 Secretary of Senate: 202-224-2115
(Clerks provide lists of committees— Clerk of House: 202-225-7000
when and where they meet; legislators’ Senate Website: www.senate.gov
names and their districts, counties they House Website: www.house.gov
Writing Letters: Writing Letters:
The Honorable (name of Legislator) The Honorable (name of Senator)
NC House of Representatives OR
Dear Representative (last name) OR Dear Senator (last name): OR
Dear Senator (last name)
The Honorable (name of Congressperson)
Website: www.ncga.state.nc.us U. S. House of Representatives
Dear Representative (last name):
For specific information on official NC Dental Society policy on issues, please contact Priscilla Allen at the NCDS Central Office, 919-234-4027 or 800-662-8754, ext. 127; fax 919-677-1397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the NCDS Website – www.ncdental.org.