Skyler Lagcher is appointed to the American Student Dental Association’s Council on Advocacy
Skyler Lagcher, a first-year student at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, has been appointed legislative coordinator for Districts 4 and 5 of the American Student Dental Association’s Council on Advocacy. The appointed was made by the Association’s Board of Trustees for the academic year 2018-2019.
The American Student Dental Association’s Council on Advocacy represents the interests of dental students on legislative and regulatory issues concerning the dental profession.
As legislative coordinator for Districts 4 and 5, Ms. Lagcher will represent 14 dental schools within the states of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. She will help lead the American Dental Association’s Dentist and Dental Student Lobby Day 2019 and work to shape the legislative direction of the American Student Dental Association by reviewing and analyzing bills affecting future dentists.
“I am delighted to serve ECU and the dental schools of the South and Southeast on ASDA’s Council on Advocacy. In this role, I hope to promote the understanding of dental-related legislation and the awareness of professional issues among colleagues and future dentists. I feel strongly about involvement in organized dentistry to frame the future of our dental profession. Many of these efforts are achieved through advocacy, and I am honored to assist in shaping our professional future,” said Lagcher.
“Skyler was an impressive applicant for dental school, and she has continued to impress us as a dental student. Rarely do we see a first-year student so heavily involved in professional leadership and service activities. We are proud of Skyler – as we are of all of our students,” said Dr. Margaret Wilson, vice dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine.
Originally from Pinetown, N.C., in Beaufort County, Ms. Lagcher completed an associate of applied science in dental hygiene from Wayne Community College and a bachelor of science in dental hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was employed as a dental hygienist for a private dental practice in Cary, N.C., prior to enrolling in dental school.
Besides membership in the American Student Dental Association, Ms. Lagcher is a student member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Dental Education Association. She currently serves as the professional development chair of ECU’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association, and she holds other committee assignments.