The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) actively partners with coalitions and peer organizations over the course of the year to advocate for research funding and programs and to amplify the role of dental, oral, and craniofacial research as part of the broader public health and health research community.

AADR has lent its support to the following advocacy statements and sign-on letters led by peer organizations and coalitions:


Letter to the President and Members of Congress on Health Impacts of Partial Government Shutdown
Trust for America's Health | January 2019

Letter Calling for Protection of Tobacco Control Measures in U.S.-United Kingdom Trade Agreement
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | January 2019


Letter from Public Health Groups Calling for Protection of Tobacco Control Measures in U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | November 26, 2018

Letter Calling on Appropriators to Reject Tobacco Riders in H.R. 6147
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | September 2018

Support Letter for Nomination of Dr. Droegemeier as Office of Science and Technology Policy Director
American Chemical Society | August 2018

Letter from Dental Groups Calling for Support for Oral Health Programs in FY2019
American Dental Association | August 2018

Comments on Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Regulation of Premium Cigars
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | July 2018

Letter Opposing Using Prevention and Public Health Fund as Offset for Puerto Rico Economic Empowerment Act
Trust for America’s Health | June 2018

Letter in Support of Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (H.R. 5734)
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons | May 2018

Letter Supporting Creation of Nicotine Standard Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Level
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | May 2018

FY2019 Funding Request Letter: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Coalition for National Science Funding | April 2018

FY2019 Funding Request Letter: CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (House Version Here)
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | April 2018

FY2019 Funding Request Letter: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Friends of HRSA | April 2018

Letter Thanking Appropriators for $3 Billion Increase for NIH in FY2018
Research!America | April 2018

FY2019 Funding Request Letter: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Coalition | April 2018

FY2019 Funding Request Letter: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research | March 2018

FY2019 Funding Request Letter: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Friends of NIMHD | March 2018

FY2019 Funding Request Letter: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (House Version Here)
Friends of AHRQ | March 2018

FY2018 Funding Request Letter: Military Dental Research
American Dental Association | February 2018

Letter Thanking Congressional Leaders for Raising Spending Caps and Requesting Support for Research & Development in 203(b) Allocations
Research!America | February 2018

Letter Calling for Bipartisan Budget Deal to Raise the Caps, Maintain Parity
NDD United | January 2018

Letter Rejecting Further Cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Trust for America’s Health | January 2018