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5 Myths of Water Fluoridation

By IABDM President Dr. Joan Sefcik Adapted from her article in Natural Awakenings Austin, March 2015 1. Water fluoridation decreases tooth decay.False. In a study done by the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), no statistically significant difference was found in decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) in fluoridated, partially fluoridated or unfluoridated communities. In […]

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Vaccination & Informed Consent

The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine respects and upholds the right of every individual to make their own health decisions – and decisions for their children’s medical and dental treatment – based on the fundamental ethical concept of informed consent. Consequently, we also acknowledge the responsibility of physicians, dentists and other health care […]

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Notable New Research: Fluoridation Review

Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention Peckham, S., and Awofeso, N. Scientific World Journal 2014. Published 26 February 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/293019 Abstract Fluorine is the world’s 13th most abundant element and constitutes 0.08% of the Earth crust. It has the highest electronegativity of all […]

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