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Sponsors: Senator Massey
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 4335
Introduced in the Senate on January 13, 2010
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs
Summary: National Children's Dental Health Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/13/2010 Senate Introduced SJ-6 1/13/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-6
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TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 2010 AS "NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH" AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010, AS "GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, IN ORDER TO PROMOTE ORAL HEALTH AND JOIN IN THE EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION TO ADVOCATE FOR ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND OPTIMAL ORAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN.
Whereas, "National Children's Dental Health Month" and "Give Kids a Smile Day" are set aside to focus attention on the highly preventable epidemic of untreated oral disease among disadvantaged children; and
Whereas, dental decay is a problem that is not widely recognized but is detrimental to the health of all South Carolinians. In children, dental decay is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever; and
Whereas, an estimated twenty-three million children in America are without dental insurance; and
Whereas, in large part, the future is dependent on the good health of our families; and
Whereas, good overall health and educational success can be achieved in part through good oral health care; and
Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly stands committed to supporting regular and thorough oral health care for the children of our State, so they may smile brightly and proudly in the future. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, declare February 2010 as "National Children's Dental Health Month" and Friday, February 5, 2010, as "Give Kids a Smile Day" in South Carolina, in order to promote oral health and join in the efforts throughout the nation to advocate for oral health awareness and optimal oral health in children.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Dental Association.
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