On November 15, 2011, a group of D.M.D. students from the University of Florida College of Dentistry traded their scrubs for business attire and traveled to Tallahassee to participate in State Lobby Day and, not surprisingly, they made a good impression on the hill.
The students met with state legislators on behalf of the college to advocate for important dental issues. Melissa Alfonso, Class of 2013, organized the meetings between the students, and the state senators and representatives.
“We had an amazing experience. The day went smoothly and, although some legislators were more receptive than others, we made them well aware of how passionate we are about the issues we presented,” said Shaun R. Young, president of the Class of 2013.
The attendees learned more about legislative issues that the Florida Dental Association are involved in and were invited to return for Dentist Day on the Hill on February 1, 2012.