Georgia House committee passes legislation to help provide dental care to elderly Georgians

A key Georgia House committee easily passed legislation Tuesday aimed at helping provide basic dental care to hundreds of thousands of poor children and elderly Georgians in nursing homes.

The Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 154, sponsored by the panel’s chairwoman, state Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, which would allow dental hygienists to provide basic treatment without a dentist being present.



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