Fluoride debate a 'hot potato'
"No amount of fluoride will protect teeth against sugary drinks ...."
Fluoride debate a 'hot potato' | Stuff.co.nz:
Tooth decay: a sad national epidemic caused by lack of dentists who care and not a fluoride need. Extensive lobbying, political maneuvering and expensive public relations campaigns by organized dentistry sway legislators to add fluoride chemicals into public water supplies, 2/3 of which already are, to benefit those whom dentists neglect. Protecting their high-salaried monopoly, dentists lobby against dental groups offering quality, cheaper fixes. Fluoride product makers benefit most.
| "We definitely recognize there is a huge unmet need for dental schools and oral health care in the [St. Louis] area," Dr. Chris Halliday, inaugural dean of the dental school, said. |
The school expects to hire 61 staff members at the clinic. The average salary of the clinic staffers will be $32,000, according to Phelps. Grace Hill will run the clinic's daily operations with plans to bring in about 10 dentists to work at the clinic, according to Phelps.