On Jan. 23, 25 students from A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) traveled to Jefferson City to advocate for the dental profession. MDA Legislative Day is organized by the Missouri Dental Association with the goal of maintaining positive relationships between legislators and the dental profession.
“At this year’s Legislative Day, we paired up with dentists and met with Missouri senators and representatives to discuss a few changes we as students would like to see in our future profession,” says Lauren Friess, D2. “This year, we strongly advocated for dental licensure reform (eliminating the use of human subjects in clinical licensure exams) as well as Medicaid expansion.”