Letters to the editor: Oral health crisis: Kids lack basic care :: Forum :: PIONEER PRESS :: Niles Herald-Spectator
Letter written by:
Robert Rechner, executive director
Illinois State Dental Society
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.