Congratulations to Lana Le, DMD '16, June’s Member of the Month! Lana is a DMD4, and since starting at BU she has been involved in both our fundraising and community outreach committees. She is currently our community outreach chair and has done a fantastic job!
When asked about what she enjoys most about her committee, she recalled an event that occurred at Countdown to Kindergarten. Countdown to Kindergarten is one of Community Outreach’s biannual events where they hold dental screenings for kids before they enter kindergarten. After she was done screening a patient, she remembers, “I was about to raise my palm to my pedo patient for a "no-sugar-bug" high-five, but before I did she wrapped her arms around my neck and hugged me for a good while.” Lana loves and enjoys being able to promote oral health to the public, and seeing that a little something she can do may brighten someone’s day.
Lana’s most memorable ASDA moment occurred this year at Annual Session. She really enjoyed walking into the Gold Crown Awards Reception as Care Bears, an extravagant rainbow, sun, and clouds. She jokes about winning the Best Dressed Superheroes Award (there was no award, but if there was we would have won!).
In her free time Lana enjoys going for jogs in the South End neighborhood, but her favorite place to go for a run in Boston is on the Charles River.
For the summer, Lana is spending two weeks exploring how dentistry is taught in Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She is excited to see their dental schools' innovations, technologies and facilities as well as some of the renowned landmarks in Tokyo and Bangkok.
Lana, from BU ASDA we wish you safe travels and want to thank you again for being such a critical member of our community! We want to thank you for all the hard work you have done for our ASDA chapter! Congratulations Lana!!