WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association today announced that Thomas J. Dawson III, J.D., has joined its Washington, D.C. office as a senior congressional lobbyist.
Mr. Dawson joins the ADA after nearly 23 years in health and insurance policy lobbying and legislative work. From 2011 until his joining the ADA he served as executive director and advisor to the National Coalition of Healthcare Providers, an organization he established and which represents more than 350,000 dentists and physicians, focusing on regulatory and legislative matters. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Dawson was health care counsel for the House of Representative's Small Business Committee.
Mr. Dawson is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and serves on the DC Board of Medicine, which has jurisdiction over physician licensing and the practice of medicine in District. He also serves on the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art SANAA Circle Board.
Mr. Dawson holds a juris doctor degree from the George Washington University School of Law, a Master's of Public Health from the GWU School of Public Health, an MA from the University of Florida and a BA from Morehouse College.
About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 156,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit the Association's Web site at www.ada.org.
SOURCE American Dental Association