January 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Internet and social media have confused the American people about fluoridation with misleading and alarming information, scaring the public to discontinue or not implement fluoridation. Fluoridation is being challenged in Massachusetts and across the nation, even though 204 million Americans and 4 million state residents live in these communities, with Massachusetts ranking only 36th in the United States. For the first time at YDC, an ADA president, state health commissioner, board of health chair, and oral health activists will give their perspective on responding to these challenges.
›› Understand tactics used by antifluoridationists and how to respond so fluoridation is not discontinued
›› Discover the role of oral health professionals in educating their communities about the safety, health, and economic benefits of fluoridation
›› Understand the role of the state health department and local boards of health in supporting and promoting fluoridation
Recommended Audience: A, D, H
NO CHARGE Registration Required
Myron Allukian, DDS is the president of the Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health and a past president of the American Public Health Association.
Cheryl Bartlett, RN is the Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
David Brumley, MD is the medical director at Tufts Health Plan in Watertown, MA.
E. Jane Crocker, RDH is the president-elect of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists Association.
Robert Faiella, DMD served as past president of the American Dental Association and past president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He maintains a private practice in Osterville and Duxbury, MA.
John Fisher, DDS is past President of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He maintains a private practice in Salem, MA.
Kathy Lituri, RDH is a clinical instructor at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and an oral health promotion director.
This course is sold out!
Presented by the Massachusetts Dental Society in cooperation with the dental societies of:
Maine Dental Society
Connecticut Dental Society
New Hampshire Dental Society
Rhode Island Dental Society
Vermont State Dental Society