Fluoride Action Network

Governor Appoints New Member to Fluoridation Advisory Board

Source: Southwest Daily News | Dr. Grimball, Jr. appointed to state board | June 25th, 2010

Governor Jindal recently announced appointments to the Fluoridation Advisory Board.

The Fluoridation Advisory Board serves to assist any public water system with at least five thousand service connections by seeking and obtaining funding for the fluoridation of its system. According to statute, the board is comprised of 14 members, subject to senate confirmation. All gubernatorial appointees are based on recommendations submitted by the Louisiana Dental Association and include a practicing dentist from each of the nine administrative regions of the Department of Health and Hospitals, a representative of the Maternal and Child Health Coalition, a representative of the Louisiana State Medical Society, a representative of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, a state licensed dental hygienist and a representative of the Louisiana Rural Water Association.

Dr. Roger Grimball, Jr., of Sulphur, is the owner of Roger G. Grimball, Jr., DDS; a pediatric dental office. Grimball was recommended by the Louisiana Dental Association to serve as a representative from Administrative Region 5, as required by statute.

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Note from FAN:

Fluoridation Advisory Board

c/o Susan Jeansonne DHH/OPH
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 342-7973

All members appointed by the Governor, to serve at his pleasure, upon recommendation of the LA Dental Association. Bd. shall consist of 14 members as follows: 1 Practicing Dentist from each of 9 regions of DHH; 1 from the Maternal & Child Health Coalition, 1 from LA State Medical Society, 1 from LSU Medical Center, 1 State Licensed Dental Hygienist; and 1 from LA Rural Water Association.

(created by R.S. 40:5.11)

Ballard, Richard W, Mandeville, LA

Buras, Floyd A., M.D., Metairie, LA

Catchings, Susan “Sue”, St. Francisville, LA

Cosse, Christopher C, Shreveport, LA

Credeur, Patrick “Pat”, Jr., Kinder, LA

Gaudet, Noelle “Paige”, Houma, LA

Gremillion, Henry A., D.D.S., New Orleans, LA

Little, John T. (Dr.), Winnsboro, LA

Richard, Cyril “CJ”, Jr.(Dr), Walker, LA

Taylor, John F., D.D.S., Crowley, LA