Navigation Links
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.

CONTACT: Robert Raible

202-789-5166


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Dental Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Clintons new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?
2. Past President Narayanans Condition Still Critical
3. President and Founder of National Obesity Forum Resigns
4. President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)
5. President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country
6. President’s verdict: no need to panic over bird fl
7. Delhi Hospitals On Standby For President Bush
8. Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election
9. Chicken Dishes Were Off The Menu At Pakistan Presidents House
10. Man Appeals to President to Save His Ailing Son
11. President Kalam Meets Striking Medicos However Stir to Continue
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding them ... a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to provide ... need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & Associates ... special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to date ... elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded by ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global ... at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global ... physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian ... On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers ... a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, ... therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder ... pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 12, 2017   Divoti ... Medical Alert Jewelry up to the standard of the latest FDA ... (Launched: June 2017). Anyone in need of Medical ID ... Divoti Medical Alert Jewelry are engraved in terms of the ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a leader ... its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness month ... risks. Research ... calculated that more than 10 million American women ... in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had testing. ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... --  Provista, a proven leader in the supply ... power, today announced a new resource area on Provistaco.com ... is the online home for case studies, articles on ... releases, slideshows and events. ... at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short videos ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: