Grassroots advocacy refers to a movement that grows spontaneously and naturally. This movement generally stems from a common interest or belief. At the MDS, grassroots advocacy stems from our members' common interest in a particular legislative goal. Currently, our members are rallying around non-covered services legislation, which will prevent dental benefits companies from setting fees for services for which they do not pay providers. Additionally, members are joining together to prevent legislation from passing in the State House that would create an advanced dental hygiene practitioner.