By RaeLynn Ricarte
As of Thursday, July 11, 2013
The City of The Dalles will keep fluoridating part of its water supply despite accusations by opponents that it is immoral and illegal to “mass medicate” citizens...
Thank you The Dalles City Council!! I am extremely proud to see our elected officials follow the credible science of Fluoridation and to rely on the experts in this field.
Your residents, especially the poorest of the poor, will continue to enjoy having 25% or greater reductions in their cavities because of fluoridated water.
And a special thanks to your residents, dental and medical professionals, and to Dave Anderson for presenting the science and common sense of fluoridation.
Like Pinellas County. FL where I live, you all have made a fantastic decision in Public Health. Continue your great work!!
Johnny Johnson, Jr., DMD, MS
Palm Harbor, FL (Pinellas County)
I suggest listening to the City Council meeting for yourself. Listen close to what Kristy Wallen says in her speech. She starts talking at exactly 1:11:11. She brings up some very important information that everyone should look into. Listen to the whole meeting and decide for yourself what is the truth.
Garrett Wallen, resident of The Dlalles OR
The Oregon Dental Association is trying pass a house bill that will allow towns and city's state wide to fluoridate your water without your consent. Wake up people and please research water fluoridation. If you do not educate yourself on the harmful effects of this DRUG then everyone will be mass medicated by their town or city council. Please educate yourself on this matter so we can stop the water fluoridation hoax that has been harming us for so long. I suggest watching THE FLUORIDE DECEPTION and reading the book. Don't stop there, keep researching as much information as you can. Your health depends on it!!!!!
I could not agree more with "Garrett". Oregon citizens, please DO properly educate yourselves on the issue of water fluoridation. However, I would strongly suggest that instead of relying on the non peer-reviewed "book" of staunch antifluoridationist Paul Connett, you obtain accurate information from reliable sources as the EPA, the CDC, the ADA, the World Health Organization, and others of this caliber, all of which have a wealth of accurate, factual information based on peer-reviewed science, readily available on their websites.
Too, it would be advisable to question the reliability and honesty of anyone who seeks to steer you to antifluoridationist websites and videos instead of to original sources of information where you may read it yourselves in complete, proper context, without having been first filtered and edited by antifluoridationists.
Steven D. Slott, DDS
Fluoridation opponents like to pretend that only dentists, like the ODA support community water fluoridation (CWF). There are over 100 prestigious scientific and professional organizations which recognize the importance of CWF. They include pediatricians, public health experts, surgeons, nurses, research scientists and health advocates.
Acad Dentistry InterNatl
Acad General Dentistry
Acad for Sports Dentistry
America’s Health Insurance Plans
Am Acad Family Physicians
Am Acad Nurse Practitioners
Am Acad Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Am Acad Orthopaedic Surgeons
Am Acad Pediatrics
Am Acad Pediatric Dentistry
Am Acad Periodontology
Am Acad Physician Assistants
Am Assoc for Community Dental Programs
Am Assoc for Dental Research
Am Assoc for Health Education
Am Assoc for the Advancement Science
Am Assoc Endodontists
Am Assoc Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Am Assoc Orthodontists
Am Assoc Public Health Dentistry
Am Assoc Women Dentists
Am Cancer Society
Am College Dentists
Am College Physicians / Am Society Internal Medicine
Am College Preventive Medicine
Am College Prosthodontists
Am Council on Science and Health
Am Dental Assistants Assoc
Am Dental Assoc
Am Dental Education Assoc
Am Dental Hygienists’ Assoc
Am Dietetic Assoc
Am Federation Labor and Congress of Industrial Orgs
Am Hospital Assoc
Am Legislative Exchange Council
Am Medical Assoc
Am Nurses Assoc
Am Osteopathic Assoc
Am Pharmacists Assoc
Am Public Health Assoc
Am School Health Assoc
Am Society for Clinical Nutrition
Am Society for Nutritional Sciences
Am Student Dental Assoc
Am Water Works Assoc
Assoc for Academic Health Centers
Assoc Am Medical Colleges
Assoc Clinicians for the Underserved
Assoc Maternal & Child Health Programs
Assoc State & Territorial Dental Directors
Assoc State & Territorial Health Officials
Assoc State & Territorial Public Health
British Fluoridation Society
Canadian Dental Assoc
Canadian Dental Hygienists Assoc
Canadian Medical Assoc
Canadian Nurses Assoc
Canadian Paediatric Society
Canadian Public Health Assoc
Child Welfare League America
Children’s Dental Health Project
Chocolate Manufacturers Assoc
Consumer Federation America
Council State & Territorial Epidemiologists
Delta Dental Plans Assoc
FDI World Dental Federation
Federation Am Hospitals
Hispanic Dental Assoc
Indian Dental Assoc (USA.)
Institute of Medicine
Institute for Science in Medicine
InterNatl Assoc for Dental Research
InterNatl Assoc for Orthodontics
InterNatl College Dentists
March Dimes Birth Defects Found
Natl Assoc Community Health Centers
Natl Assoc County & City Health Officials
Natl Assoc Dental Assistants
Natl Assoc Local Boards Health
Natl Assoc Social Workers
Natl Confectioners Assoc
Natl Council Against Health Fraud
Natl Dental Assistants Assoc
Natl Dental Assoc
Natl Dental Hygienists’ Assoc
Natl Down Syndrome Congress
Click on the TRUTH
The only argument any dentist or MD has is that water fluoridation prevents cavities. Here is information that their claims are very misleading. They do not have strong evidence backing up their claims and should stop using inconclusive data that mislead the public.
This information was provided by politifact.com
"If you compare the Portland Metro area to the CDC’s statewide cavity rates ... the Portland Metro area would actually rank as having the 15th lowest cavity rate in the U.S."
Look up and research the facts.
Garrett Wallen, resident of The Dalles OR
Congratulations to the citizens of Dalles, and a sound vote of admiration for your town council, and the dedicated professionals who took the time and made the effort to act on the behalf of the best interests of all your citizens. Dalles is truly fortunately fortunate to have such sound leadership from the private and public sector.
The dentist commenting here isn't even from The Dalles OR. He doesn't have to drink the toxic DRUG fluoride that is being put in YOUR drinking water.
Slott Steven D Dr Dentist is a dentist at 835 Heather Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Congratulations, "garrett"! You know how to Google! There was no need for you to do that, however, as I always attach my full name to my comments and will gladly provide any reasonable information about myself which anyone may wish to know. Yes I practice dentistry in Burlington, NC, and am an alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. I have spent the overwhelming part of my 32 year dental career providing dental care, and advocating, for the needy of our society. Through my private practice, which is primarily Medicaid, and the large free dental program i founded and directed for 6 years, i have seen, nearly every day of my working career, the devastating effects of untreated dental disease. It is excruciating, debilitating, life-threatening, and sometimes fatal. Water fluoridation has been repeatedly shown in countless peer-reviewed studies, to be a very effective dental decay preventive, while causing no adverse effects. Thus, when I see uninformed antifluoridationists such as you, seeking to deprive all citizens these proven benefits, through the posting of misinformation, I, naturally, correct them with facts supported by valid scientific evidence.
If you wish me to go away, then cease regurgitating nonsense you copy and paste off of biased, antifluoridationist websites such as "fluoridealert.org", which, by the way, is sponsored and maintained by an antifluoridationist group in New York, not anyone in Dalles, OR, either. If you wish to properly educate yourself on the issue of water fluoridation, then exert the effort and take the necessary time to access accurate information from reliable, respected, and original sources.
The people of Dalles deserve far better than to have you being a funnel for misinformation coming directly from New York antifluoridationist groups.
More on why fluoride should be removed from the water supply.
Watch The Great Culling
Yes, "garrett", "The Great Culling"...... More nonsense from New York antifluoridationists which you are attempting to funnel to your fellow citizens in Dalles. They deserve far better than that from you or any other of their fellow citizens.
Yes, yes, great dentist of little facts limited knowlege. You would think that a degree in dental surgery would mean that you know what your talking about. Every time you post something you look bad. No real arguments or conclusive facts except lies from the organizations that probably pay you to post misleading information to our small town news paper. You must have no life or you are getting paid alot to watch this fluoride debate and comment so much. The big water fluoridation hoax is almost over and your input is boring us. I'm actually embarrassed for you. They must be giving dentists degrees away nowadays. The American people are waking up to your lies and the ADAs lies. It's only a matter of time before you yourself will be changing your protest sign to STOP WATER FLUORIDATION especaly if you want to keep your practice going. You are done sir and its time to move on.
This dentist is hilarious!! My sides are starting to hurt from laughing so hard at his comments. Ok, he clames that the CDC and ADA have done research, these are the currupt organizations that are paying off everyone to promote water fluoridation. Just look into what I have posted and yes look into what this dentist has posted. At least Im telling you to research things on your own and make an educated decision for yourself. He's trying to use mind control and name drop like that matters. The truth is the only thing that matters. Your research is the only thing that matters. Trust in yourself and only seek the truth.
Garrett Wallen, 8 year resident of The Dalles OR, 11 year Army Veteran DISABLED, Graduate of CGCC, local Wind Turbine Technician, Son, Husband, and FATHER to KAIN who is my motivation in becoming active in stopping fluoridation and becoming more educated in the harmful effects of Water Fluridation.
Yes, citizens of Dalles, "garrett" is asking you to do your own "research", then provides links to biased, antifluoridationist websites, and biased, antifluoridationist YouTube videos. This is nothing but an attempt to funnel "information" of the New York based Fluoride Action Network, which is the sponsor of the website "fluoridealert.org", into Dalles. He then attempts to discredit the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association with unsubstantiated claims of "corruption", a tactic frquently used by antifluoridationists, in lieu of facts supported by valid scientific evidence.
The question is whether you wish to heed information being funnelled directly from a biased New York abtifluoridationist group which answers to no one for any information they choose to disseminate, or that from respected, authoritative sources which are held publicly accountable for ALL information they disseminate? Again, the websites of the EPA, the CDC, the ADA, the World Health Organization, among others of like caliber and respect, all have a wealth of accurate information on water fluoridation, based on valid, peer-reviewed science, readily available to anyone.
Check out the The Milgram Experiment and you will understand why I keep referring to this dentist as a white coat. If you have never heard of this experiment I highly suggest clicking on the link. It doesn't have anything to do with water fluoridation and could have everything to do with water fluoridation. See for yourself.
Those centers the white coat dentist represents have done a great job at discrediting themselves. I didn't have to do anything. When I say "do your own research" I mean just that. Look at the white coats information, look at the information that I've provided for you, and find your information. Then make up your own mind!!! Its as simple as that. This will be my last post because I feel if anyone has followed this discussion then they are smart enough find the truth. Good luck and if anyone would like to help the fight against water fluoridation my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shocking results!!! See how much fluoride your kids are taking in daily.
6-0 vote. Obviously, your comments didn't resonate with the City Council. I especially liked your comment that anyone who supports fluoridation should be arrested for terrorism because of their poisoning the public water supply.
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