Kerry Washington says access to online dental care should be a basic human right … which is why she’s going to bat for minorities by lobbying California officials.

The actress fired off a letter, obtained by TMZ, telling California State Senator Steve Glazer why she opposes a bill known as the Dental Practice Act — which would require dentists to conduct in-person visits with patients before using telehealth. For example, if someone wants direct-to-consumer services — like aligners or teeth whitening — they would first need an in-person trip to the dentist.

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