Prevention’s fluoride article slanted and flawed

By DR. JERRY GORDON

"The Danger in Your Water" tries to undermine the stellar, 60 year track record of community water fluoridation. In fact, water fluoridation was heralded by the CDC in 1999 as “one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century”.

All you need to see is the title of the article in the August edition of Prevention magazine to see what direction it is heading. The article, "The Danger in Your Water" tries to undermine the stellar, 60 year track record of community water fluoridation. In fact, water fluoridation was heralded by the CDC in 1999 as “one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century”. Although the Prevention article made tepid references about fluoride’s safety, the following excerpt is typical of the slanted tenor of the article: “Poison? Indeed, some forms of fluoride are used in high concentrations to kill rats and crop-eating insects. Municipal employees who add fluoridation chemicals to public water systems must wear protective clothing and respirators”.

The American Dental Education Association Acquires Online Health Careers Site

The American Dental Education Association Acquires Online Health Careers Site

       WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (AScribe Newswire) -- The American Dental Education Association, funded in part through a Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation grant, has acquired http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/ , a free, online health career resource for students and advisors. The multidisciplinary website is a nonprofit, collaborative initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.

       The website is a single, comprehensive online resource for pre-health advisors and their students, with information on a wide range of health careers, educational programs, experiential learning opportunities, and financial aid options. The rich content includes overviews of 76 health careers with academic requirements, accredited programs, and job outlook/salary range; 600 + pre-health enrichment programs; 500+ sources of portable financial aid; profiles of minority health professionals and practitioners working in underserved communities; advice on how to succeed in health professions school; information on current health policy topics; timely articles and useful links.

Porcelain Veneers Create Dramatic "Smile Makeovers"

DR. JERRY GORDON
Porcelain Veneers Create Dramatic "Smile Makeovers"  

Recently, Porcelain Laminate Veneers or simply "veneers" received national attention when discussed by a prominent New York dentist on Barbara Walter's television show "The View." Veneers are custom-made porcelain wafers that the dentist places over the fronts of the teeth to enhance their appearance and repair damage. 

Michael Jackson in the News Again

I didn't know Michael Jackson moved to Irland...

Jacko goes dental in Dublin

19 November 2006  By Nicola Cooke
Pop star Michael Jackson has had his first cosmetic treatment in Ireland since he moved here.

Pop star Michael Jackson has had his first cosmetic treatment in Ireland since he moved here. Jackson, who has been living in Ireland with his children in recent months, visited a dental surgery on Harcourt Street in Dublin on a number of occasions, prior to his appearance at the World Music Awards in Earls Court, London, last week.

The star had his teeth cleaned by dentist Spencer Woolfe, who shares the surgery with other dentists. He arrived in a chauffeur-driven black Humvee which was parked at the rear of the building. Two of his visits took place after dark.

Jackson brought two of his children on one of the visits.

Better dental care can reduce cases of pneumonia

By MANDEEP SINGH Gulf Daily News

BETTER dental care among the elderly, especially in nursing homes, could reduce cases of a particular type of pneumonia, according to experts.

Health Ministry dental hygiene specialist Jameela Ali said aspiration pneumonia was an infection that occurs after bits of food or stomach contents are inhaled into the lungs.

"Good dental health is vital for everyone because a healthy mouth is important for speaking, chewing, and overall health," she said.

"This is why it is essential that all older adults receive good dental health care on a daily basis."

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