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FTRC Staff

RUSSELL BLAYLOCK, MD, FTRC’s Medical Director, is a recently retired Board-certified neurosurgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi. He practiced neurosurgery for 24 years and ran a successful private nutritional practice, treating neurodegenerative diseases with a holistic approach that included nutritional medicine.

Author of many medical research papers, and frequently featured as a guest expert on radio and television, Dr. Blaylock is also the author of several books: Excitotoxins, The Taste That Kills (1997); Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life (2002); and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (2003). Dr. Blaylock's books are available through online bookstores and through his website. He also publishes a subscription health newsletter, available through his website.

HARDY LIMEBACK, DDS, PhD, FTRC’s Principal Investigator, is Associate Professor and Head of the Preventive Dentistry Department at the University of Toronto. He is past president of the Canadian Dental Association. In addition to his teaching and research on fluoride in bone and tissue, he also runs his own private dental practice.

Dr. Limeback is actively researching fluoride hypersensitivity, and is interested in finding better biomarkers for determination of fluoride poisoning in individuals.

PHYLLIS J. MULLENIX, Ph.D., FTRC’s Research Director, is a pharmacologist and toxicologist by training. Her postdoctoral work was as Research Fellow in Environmental Medicine, at the John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. In the 1980s and ’90s, with her expertise in neurotoxicology, Dr. Mullenix was the appointed Head of the Toxicology Department at the Forsyth Dental Center, a world-renowned dental research institution affiliated with the Harvard Medical School.

Highly credentialed and well published, Dr. Mullenix's fluoride toxicity research has most recently focused on severe industrial fluoride poisoning. She is currently serving as an expert witness in lawsuits concerning these cases.

ALISS TERPSTRA, RNCP, FTRC’s Research Coordinator, is a Registered Nutritional Consultant in Toronto who has been an environmental and consumer health advocate for over twenty years.

See also FTRC WebCenter.