The American Dental Political Action Committee wants to get more dentists involved in presidential

The American Dental Political Action Committee wants to get more dentists involved in presidential politics. As a result of their efforts, three dentists in Louisiana ran for delegates to the Republican National Convention in the state`s Feb. 6 caucus. Dr. Donald Toso, an orthodontist from Metairie, La., ran as an uncommitted delegate. He wants to get more involved in politics and have a say in the GOP`s platform at next summer`s Republican Convention in San Diego. The platform is likely to incl

The American Dental Political Action Committee wants to get more dentists involved in presidential politics. As a result of their efforts, three dentists in Louisiana ran for delegates to the Republican National Convention in the state`s Feb. 6 caucus. Dr. Donald Toso, an orthodontist from Metairie, La., ran as an uncommitted delegate. He wants to get more involved in politics and have a say in the GOP`s platform at next summer`s Republican Convention in San Diego. The platform is likely to include the party`s position on health-care issues like Medicare and Medicaid. "I`d like to feel that if we have more dentists involved, the leadership will be more included to hear our testimony," said Toso. Other candidates who ran for delegates included Dr. Randy Green and Dr. Bill Reeder, also from Metairie, La. The three dentists lost; and GOP presidential candidate Pat Buchanan won the Louisiana caucus.

Judi Hasson

Washington Correspondent

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