Dental Therapy News Update: Governor Snyder Signs Bill – now Public Act 463 of 2018

 

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Dental Therapy News Update:
Governor Snyder Signs Bill – now Public Act 463 of 2018
 

 

Last week we were thrilled to announce the Legislature passed SB 541, and this week we are even more excited to share that the bill has been enacted with Governor Snyder’s signature.

 

If you want to spread the news to your networks, you can see the official press release here.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped advocate — it was an amazing coalition effort to improve access to care! Now it’s time to get some educational programs set up in Michigan and start enrolling students.

 

Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health, 110 W. Lenawee St., Lansing, MI 48933
 

 

Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association
2310 Jolly Oak Road
Okemos, Michigan 48864-4599
517-381-8557

 

SB5241 Pre-K Screening

SB 5241

 

ORAL HEALTH CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN MUST BE A PRIORITY FOR MICHIGAN

HB 5241 INITITATES A PROCESS THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL CHILDREN

WE, AS REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS, ARE THE PREVENTIVE EXPERTS OF THE DENTAL PROFESSION

WE ARE PASSSIONATE ABOUT ORAL HEALTH

ORAL DISEASE CAN BE CRIPPLING TO A YOUNG CHILD

I HAVE EXPERIENCED, AS MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE, HOW DENTAL DISEASE EFFECTS CHILDREN.  DIFFICULTY EATING, SLEEPING AND AFFECTING THEIR OVERALL HEALTH.

HAVE YOU SEEN A CHILD TRYING TO CHEW WHEN IT’S PAINFUL TO BITE DOWN?

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