Global Health Nexus, Summer 2002

ASDA Members Lobby Capitol Hill

Three members of the NYU Chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) were part of a contingent of 130 dental students who went to Washington, D.C., in March for the annual ASDA–American Dental Education Association (ADEA) National Student Lobby Day. Brian A. Houston, ’04, Rubaba Khan, ’05, and Marc Brian Nock, ’03, lobbied for the Children’s Dental Health Improvement Act to increase access to care for underserved youngsters, the Student Loan Flexibility Act of 2001 to reduce the interest and amount of payments on student loans, increased funding for general dentistry residency and pediatric dentistry residency programs, federal loan repayment programs, and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program.