Capital experience: Indiana dental student Chau Leminh
My name is Chau Leminh and I am a second year student at Indiana University School of Dentistry. It may seem like an overwhelming task deciding where to start learning about national policy and organized dentistry. However, the key is to conquering limitations in your own knowledge, and don't be afraid to start! The ASDA Washington, DC National Health Policy Externship has given me the opportunity to better understand the legislative process and the significance of lobbying efforts. It is essential to realize that current issues, such as the Medical Device Excise Tax or the Dental Insurance Fairness Act, have significant implications on the cost of dentistry. Passion directed towards taking political action and passing this spirit on to others can create a cascade of change that allows us to put our patients and their access to care as a top priority.