Oral Health and National Attention

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Legislators Put Spotlight On Oral Health.

The ADA News (3/1, Garvin) reported, “Several legislators helped put the spotlight on oral health in February,” in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Reps. Mike Simpson, Paul Gosar, Brian Babin, Drew Ferguson, Jeff Van Drew, and Elijah Cummings sent “a Dear Colleague letter to every member of House, urging their fellow lawmakers to support issues important to oral health.” They wrote, “The American Dental Association has dedicated February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. This is an opportunity that brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.” Rep. Simpson submitted a statement for the record on Feb. 25 in which he “praised the ADA Foundation for the Give Kids A Smile initiative, which is a cornerstone of National Children’s Dental Health Month,” and “Reps. Van Drew and Gosar also spoke on the importance of oral health.”

For more information about National Children’s Dental Health Month, visit ADA.org/NCDHM.

Read the Dear Colleagues letter here.

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