Clayton State University senior dental hygiene students participated for the second year in the Georgia Dental Hygienists' Association (GDHA) Lobby Day, held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta.
ClaytonStatefaculty membersJoanna Harris, who coordinates this opportunity for the students as a part of her course, and Dr. Ximena Zornosa, also attended. GDHA Lobby Day is held to allow hygienists and students from acrossGeorgiato participate in the legislative process and to discuss key issues with their legislators. Many of the key issues discussed pertained to improving quality preventive oral health care for the patient and the practice of dental hygiene inGeorgia.
This years' GDHA Lobby Day had record attendance with approximately 150 hygienists and students from five other dental hygiene programs in addition to Clayton State: Georgia Perimeter College,Georgia Highlands College, Lanier Tech,Fortis College and Central Georgia Tech. The attendees had a photo taken with Governor Nathan Deal, who proclaimed Feb. 7, 2013 as Georgia Dental Hygiene Day.