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YOU are invited to Dental Action Day Feb. 29

February 18, 2008

Public Justice Center Call To Action

YOU are invited to Dental Action Day

Sponsored by Advocates for Children and Youth, the Public Justice Center, the Prince Georges’ County Delegation, and the Maryland State Dental Association.

When: Friday, February 29, 2008 12 noon to 2 pm

Where: Lowe House Office Building – Room 150

Keynote Speaker: Congressman Elijah Cummings

The program will begin at noon with remarks by Congressman Elijah Cummings and the first showing of "Silent Epidemic". Other elected officials, administration representatives and sponsors will also speak. "Silent Epidemic" is a seven minute video which tells the tragic story of a Prince Georges’ County youth, Deamonte Driver, who died from untreated dental disease. His tragedy led to the formation of the Dental Action Committee by DHMH Secretary John Colmers and a set of reforms to expand dental access for youth and prevent needless future deaths. "Silent Epidemic" also addresses these reforms. The video will be replayed periodically between 1 and 2 pm so that more legislators and community leaders have an opportunity to see it. Please RSVP to kstrong@acy.org

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