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Georgia Dental Association Endorses U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D., HHS Nomination


ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Dental Association endorses the nomination of U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D. as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"Congressman Price shares our commitment to patient care and improving health here in Georgia and across the nation," says Georgia Dental Association President Dr. Ben Jernigan Jr. "Congressman Price has extensive budget experience and as a healthcare provider, has put forth alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. While there is much work to be done, the Georgia Dental Association supports his efforts to create a health care system that works for patients, families, and doctors."

Oral health is a critical component of overall health and well-being. Too many Americans fail to see a dentist each year, even though regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental diseases and save hundreds to thousands of dollars a year in emergency and restorative treatment. The Georgia Dental Association supports the administration's efforts to work together with all stakeholders to remove barriers to care and make optimal oral health and overall health a reality for all people.

The Georgia Dental Association is Georgia's largest dental association, representing more than 3,300 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information in Georgia, the Georgia Dental Association has promoted the highest standards of dentistry through education, advocacy and professionalism since 1859. A constituent of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association is based in Atlanta. 

Contact: Carol Galbreath
(404) 636-7553, ext. 119

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