Something to Think About

Dr. Griffin Cole, a CADS member, was seen on World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer on Friday, January 7th discussing the new recommendations on maximum concentrations of fluoride. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Human Health Service has lowered the maximum concentration to 0.7 mg/L.

Dr. Cole has submitted an opinion article discussing his thoughts on the use of fluoride in dentistry that appears in this issue of the Capital Star. While the opinion of Dr. Cole is in conflict with the ADA position and the great majority of its members, it is healthy to consider the issue. There have been numerous studies and political discourse for many decades concerning the benefits and perceived harm of fluoride use.