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MS Dental PAC

MDPAC is the political action committee of the Mississippi Dental Association. This committee provides an opportunity for dentists to collectively contribute to the campaigns of candidates who support the promotion of good oral health and will work with our professionals to address issues. When acting as a group, individual dentists can have significant impact on the political process. MDPAC is non-profit and bi-partisan, with the goal of influencing the political process for the good of dentistry and patients. The MDPAC Board oversees the activities of the group.

State and federal governments are a constant, sometimes intrusive presence in the dental office. With issues such as unsupervised practice by hygienists, patient protection, amalgam waste disposal, HIPAA regulations, and excessive state and federal regulations, we need lawmakers in the Mississippi legislature and U.S. Congress who understand dentistry and oral health care. MDPAC and ADPAC (the American Dental Association’s political action committee) are dentistry’s best hope of electing these individuals.

In addition to making political contributions, MDPAC maintains a statewide contact dentist system so that every politician in the state has a personal friend in dentistry. MDPAC hosts legislative receptions and legislative contact days, furthering the relationship between legislators and dentists.

 

Contribution Levels

You can join PAC with a simple contribution.  The following are suggestive amounts of commitment levels:

Platinum Membership - $1000

Diamond Membership - $750

Crown Membership - $500

Century Membership - $175 - 499

Active Membership - $50 - 174

Recent Graduate - $35

Student Membership - $10

 

How to Join MDPAC

Print the MDPAC Membership Form and mail to:     

MDPAC
c/o Mississippi Dental Association
439 B Katherine Drive
Flowood, MS  39232

Checks should be made payable to MDPAC.

Please note: MDPAC and  ADPAC contributions are voluntary political contributions. The suggested amount is only a suggestion, more or less than the suggested amount may be given, and the amount given or refusal to give will not benefit or disadvantage you. Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Mississippi law permits state PACs to accept professional corporation checks.  

2013 Platinum Contributors

MDPAC would like to send a special "Thank You" to the 2013 Platinum contributors as of October 7, 2013.


Scott Bauer
Charles Belknap
 James Bennett
Keith Brown
Helen Campassi
Robin Campassi
Fanash Deming
Mark Donald
Lake Garner
Andy Garrott
Frank Greer
Nicole Harrison
Barry Herring
Ed Holliday
James Hollingsworth
Norris Howell
David  Lee
Craig Martin
William McReynolds
Delton Moore
Shannon Patterson
Donald Price
Rodney Richardson
Roddy Scarbrough
John Starr, Jr


District Dental Societies I, III, IV and VI also gave at the Platinum level or above.

Contributions collected from November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013 are counted for the 2013PAC Calendar Year. 

 

Serving as a Contact Dentist
If you are interested in discussing important issues with your legislator and would like to personally deliver MDPAC contributions to a specific legislator that you personally know, then sign up today to be a Contact Dentist.  Please call Michelle Aiken at the MDA office at (601) 664-9691 or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to identify who you would be willing to contact.  


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