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Majority Leader Lorigo to host public input session at Elma Senior Centers on proposed ‘Dental Law’


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Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has scheduled a public input session at the Elma Senior Center to discuss the details in his proposed “Dental Law” and to hear feedback from residents who will directly benefit from this law.

 

“Each year, thousands of people right here in Erie County undergo procedures to implant devices into their mouths, and I feel strongly that they deserve to know what the implant is made of and where it was made. The Dental Law is very simple and straight forward, requiring that the country of origin be disclosed before any dental device, such as a crown, is implanted,” said Majority Leader Lorigo. “Mandating that patients have this information will greatly improve the industry.  It will make an already confusing and sometimes scary process more transparent and safer.”

 

Anyone wishing to discuss the proposed law is welcome to attend from 11 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Elma Senior Center, 3007 Bowen Road, Elma.

 

“Federal law states that clothing and other goods have disclosure labels. If we know where our shoes are from, we should know where our crowns and bridges are from. It makes sense that the same disclosure requirements apply to dental devices and materials,” added Majority Leader Lorigo. “This law will benefit many seniors who often need dental work, which is why I am bringing the discussion to their communities to hear their thoughts and suggestions.”

 

To review the law, please click HERE.

 

Registration is not required. For additional information, please call Majority Lorigo at 858-8922 or e-mail joseph.lorigo@erie.gov.