Bravo, not only for what you said but for the courage to say it. You might call this "Occupy Dental Schools until Fluoridation Stops" (But only with words; tents get too funky) As we are seeing with most of the "occupy" movements, the younger generation is stepping in to try and remedy the mess the boomer generation has done to them.
Look around you. How much of your education is funded by multi-national, multi-billion-dollar corporations that benefit from tooth decay as well as from fluoride sales. They don't like fluoride getting a negative image even though they aren't selling the fluoridation chemicals. They fund your dental school, research, symposiums, dental journals, conventions, create your curriculum and even throw birthday parties for fluoridation.
So like everything else, follow the money. Your professors and organized dentistry are afraid to bite the hand that feeds them. In return Organized Dentistry is rich and powerful and can have its way with our legislators. Positive fluoride research begets more research money which helps keep Universities afloat.
Science has never supported fluoridation. It's all smoke and mirrors. The first fluoridation experiment conducted on the whole city of Newburgh, NY was the first indication that all was not OK with fluoridation. While the experiment was declared a success after about 5 years, after 10 years the State University of New York found more anemia, bone defects and early puberty in fluoridated Newburgh school children compared to never-fluoridated Kingston, NY's school children.
Pre-schoolers, adults and anyone sick at the time of examinations were excluded from the study's results
Unfortunately, convincing dental professionals is a hard sell. They are the least interested in admitting they made a mistake and may be legally liable for teaching you false information.
However, many brave professionals including 328 dentists have signed the Fluoride Action Network's statement opposing fluoridation. Dental Students are welcome to sign also. http://www.fluoridealert.org/professionals-statement.aspx
Stopping fluoridation is the morally and ethically correct thing to do. If everyone did their jobs with that in mind, this country would be truly great.
New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
PO Box 263
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
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