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Statement by ADA President Kathleen Roth, DDS, on the Inclusion of Stable Dental Benefit in SCHIP Reauthorization Bill
Date:9/28/2007

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by ADA President Kathleen Roth, DDS, on the Inclusion of Stable Dental Benefit in SCHIP Reauthorization Bill:

"The American Dental Association applauds the Congress for including a stable, comprehensive dental health benefit in legislation reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Congress has ensured that disadvantaged children will receive the care that they need to enjoy good oral health. At the same time, this legislation provides states with sufficient flexibility in administering their programs to avoid their dropping dental coverage during economic downturns.

"Tooth decay remains the most prevalent, chronic disease among children in this country. Although almost entirely preventable, if left untreated it can impede a child's ability to eat, speak, smile and learn. Minority, poor, and geographically isolated children suffer disproportionately, with eighty percent of all tooth decay occurring in 25 percent of children.

"This bill is crucial for the health of America's children and is a fitting tribute to the memory of Deamonte Driver, the 12-year-old Maryland boy who died earlier this year when his untreated tooth abscess led to a brain infection. Enactment of this bill will move the nation closer to the day when no children suffer with-let alone die from-untreated dental disease. The ADA, representing 155,000 dentists and their patients, urges President Bush to sign or, at least, not to veto this legislation."

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 155,000 members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer and professional products. For more information about the ADA, visit the Association's Web site at http://www.ada.org.

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