NSW Dental Association’s Fear Mongering Disgrace

Article for rebuttal

Lismore fluoride decision sparks dental concerns
ABC News | 15 Aug. 2013
[Related article: Lismore Council decision prompts call for fluoride intervention]

Rebuttal

Point #1: “Doctor Brendan White from the far north coast division of the NSW Dental Association said an independent study found two-thirds of the community supports fluoridation.”

Response: Firstly, the study is not provided for the reader to independently verify the claim. The ABC expects us to blindly accept the ‘authority’ of the NSW Dental Association (sorry ABC, we don’t play that game). Secondly, even if the study were genuine, that means one third of the community is either undecided on fluoridation, or does not want fluoridation imposed upon them. According to the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights:

“Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based…

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Catalyst (8 August 2013): Optimised Transcript

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Original Transcript:

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3821248.htm

Optimised Transcript:

Ruben Meerman
This innocuous-looking glass of water has been hailed as one of the greatest health initiatives of the 20th century.

Dr Michael Foley
Everybody who has a tooth in their head will benefit from water fluoridation.

Dr Denis Ingham
It is very effective, and has been very effective in reducing tooth decay.

Journalist
These apples are being attacked by some of the best teeth in Australia.

NARRATION
Yass, in country New South Wales, was one of the first towns in Australia to fluoridate its water supply.

Journalist
It’s won wide notoriety for the pioneering part it’s played in fluoridation in Australia.

NARRATION
And now around 90% of us are covered. But, for decades, adding fluoride to the water was highly controversial. And in Queensland it still is.

Stephen Bennett
The amount of people with a passion for and against fluoride far outweighs…

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Catalyst: The science is far from settled

GENRE:  Email letter

TO:  ABC Catalyst; Various email Bcc list

AUTHOR:  Sonja H

DATE SENT: August 3rd, 2013

TITLE: Catalyst: The science is far from settled

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Response to “Fluoride is helpful”, DM 17 June 2013

GENRE:  Email letter

TO:  The Editor, Daily Mercury;  Various email Bcc list

AUTHOR:  Ailsa B

DATE SENT: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM

TITLE:  Response to “Fluoride is helpful”, DM 17 June 2013

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Letter of the week: Response and challenge to Dr Johnny Johnson

GENRE: Email letter

TO: Johnny Johnson, Jr., D.M.D., M.S.

 AUTHOR: The Administrator – AFAM Research Division

DATE SENT:  Sat, May 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM

TITLE:   Response and challenge to Dr Johnny Johnson

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‘Mad at decision’ Dr John Christensen: Rebuttal

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TO:  Various email Bcc list

AUTHOR:  Daniel Z

DATE SENT:   Tue, May 7, 2013 at 9:46 PM

TITLE:  ‘Mad at decision’ Dr John Christensen: Rebuttal

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EXTERNAL LINKS: http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/dentist-so-mad-at-decision-remove-fluoride-water/1857652/

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Attn. Whitsunday Regional Council – some important further reading material

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TO: Whitsunday Regional Council

AUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 11:44 PM

TITLE: Attn. Whitsunday Regional Council – some important further reading material

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Attn. Dr. Foley – Re: Fluoride & the brain, research quality and questions on scientific accountability

GENRE: Email letter

TO: Dr Michael Foley

AUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 7:39 PM

TITLE: Attn. Dr. Foley – Re: Fluoride & the brain, research quality and questions on scientific accountability

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Letter to the Editor, Re: Dr Jeannette Young’s recent public comments on fluoridation

GENRE: Email letter

TO: The Editor, The Courier Mail

AUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

TITLE: Letter to the Editor, Re: Dr Jeannette Young’s recent public comments on fluoridation

STATUS: Awaiting response

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Formal Inquiry – Re: ‘Fluoride to stay in Brisbane’s water supply’ by Katherine Feeney

GENRE: Email thread

TO: Katherine Feeney, Urban Affairs Reporter and Blogger, Brisbane Times

AUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 12:37 AM

TITLE: Formal Inquiry – Re: ‘Fluoride to stay in Brisbane’s water supply’ by Katherine Feeney

STATUS: No response

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