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Sponsors: Senator Cleary
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Introduced in the Senate on February 15, 2011
Introduced in the House on February 22, 2011
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 22, 2011
Summary: Children's Dental Month; Give Kids a Smile Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/15/2011 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/15/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/16/2011 Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/22/2011 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 20) 2/22/2011 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 11)
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February 16, 2011
S. Printed 2/16/11--S.
Read the first time February 15, 2011.
TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 2011 AS NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH, AND TO THANK SOUTH CAROLINA DENTAL-HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS FOR MAKING FEBRUARY 4, 2011, "GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY" THAT PROMOTED ORAL HEALTH AND JOINED IN THE EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION TO ADVOCATE FOR ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND OPTIMAL ORAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN.
Whereas, the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina is proud to promote good oral health through National Children's Dental Health Month in February 2011; and
Whereas, National Children's Dental Health Month and "Give Kids a Smile Day" are specific times set aside to focus attention on the highly preventable epidemic of untreated oral disease among disadvantaged children; and
Whereas, five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever, dental decay in children is not a widely recognized problem but is detrimental to the health of all South Carolinians; and
Whereas, an estimated twenty-three million children in America are without dental insurance; and
Whereas, the future, in large part, 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 General Assembly of the State of South Carolina 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 General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, declare February 2011 as National Children's Dental Health Month, and thank South Carolina dental-health-care providers for making February 4, 2011, "Give Kids a Smile Day" that promoted oral health and joined 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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