Tell Congress: Institute a National Dental Safety Day
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Tell Congress: Institute a National Dental Safety Day

    1. Cathy Garger
    2. Petition by

      Cathy Garger

      Woodstock, MD

Our daughter, seventeen year old Jenny Olenick, died two years ago as a result of having a wisdom tooth extracted. Countless dozens of other young people have died in similar routine visits to the dental office.

Dental safety is an issue for all of us. No one is immune from something going wrong in the dental chair.  We must increase awareness of this issue by adopting a national day when focus and attention will be placed on the issue of dental safety, thereby increasing the opportunities for positive change.

No child should die, become ill, or injured as a result of a dental visit. Adopting a National Dental Safety Day on April 6 of each year will ensure that the focus on dental safety become a permanent, ongoing concern.

 

To:
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Children die every year as a result of routine procedures in dental offices. Currently there is an insufficient amount of concern and focus over the issue of safety in offices of dentists and oral surgeons. We urge you to make dental safety a priority by declaring April 6 as National Dental Safety Day.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Denise Olszewski SPRINGFIELD, MA
      • 4 months ago

      I'm signing in support of my friends Joe and Kathy Doyle

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    • Kurt Pinnock SPRINGFIELD, MA
      • 4 months ago

      I am a father, and children are a priority. Finley, will always be remembered

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    • alana ashe WILBRAHAM, MA
      • 5 months ago

      my four year old neice died during a dental procedure due to too much anesthesia & other sedatives on january 3rd

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    • Katherine C. Boyle WILBRAHAM, MA
      • 5 months ago

      Our beautiful three year-old girl Finley Boyle passed away on January 3, 2014 following a highly questionable dental procedure. She was my step-son Evan's daughter and my granddaughter. My family loves her and we miss her so much. This tragedy was completely preventable. Future lethal dental errors must be stopped.

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    • Evan Boyle WILBRAHAM, MA
      • 5 months ago

      My daughter Finley Boyle passed away on January 3, 2014 due to a visit to the dentist on December 3, 2013 in Kailua, HI.

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