H.Res. 204: Congratulating the American Dental Association for its 150th year of working to improve the public's oral health

H.Res. 204

Congratulating the American Dental Association for its 150th year of working to improve the public's oral health

Date
May 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 204 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) on March 3, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 204 would resolve that Congress:

  • "Congratulates the American Dental Association for its 150th anniversary;
  • "Commends the American Dental Association's work to improve the public's oral health as well as access to oral health care for all Americans, especially low-income children;
  • "Recognizes the tens of thousands of dentists who volunteer their time and resources to provide charitable and uncompensated oral health care to millions of Americans; and
  • "Commends the American Dental Association's efforts to keep American dentistry the best in the world."

 

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, access to good oral health care is a vital element of overall health. The American Dental Association works to improve access to oral health care services that are essential to help ensure the health of the American public. The Association supports community prevention initiatives and promotion of good oral hygiene, and continually works to improve dental technologies and therapies through research and adherence to sound scientific principles.