SENATE RESOLUTION 11
(By Senators Stollings, Takubo, Plymale, Boso, Prezioso, Cline and Ojeda)
[Introduced February 10, 2017 ]
Designating February 10, 2017, as Dental Hygienists Day.
Whereas, Dental hygienists, as licensed oral healthcare professionals, actively promote oral healthcare and prevention of oral disease. West Virginia currently has 966 total active dental hygienists; and
Whereas, As preventative specialists, dental hygienists contribute to the oral health of West Virginia residents and provide an essential service contributing to their total health; and
Whereas, Dental hygienists give their time and effort in order to provide oral healthcare to individuals of need, such as children, senior citizens, individuals with low income and individuals with disabilities; and
Whereas, These services are essential in dental offices, public health facilities, schools, private organizations and research facilities in providing the best possible oral healthcare for all citizens; and
Whereas, Promoting the importance of the issues and celebrating the successes of the profession and contributions of dental hygienists will lead to increased public awareness; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates February 10, 2017, as Dental Hygienists Day; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate is pleased to join with the students representing
BridgeValley Community and Technical College, West Liberty University and West Virginia University in promoting good oral health; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of Dental Hygienists Day.