Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 1987; 53: 763-5.
Fluoridation: time for a new base line?
Director, Division of Dental Health Services for the British Columbia Ministry of Health
A review of current findings in British Columbia and also in other localities indicates that DMF rates in children are falling drastically in non-fluoridated areas as well as fluoridated areas. The current statements of our profession in support of fluoridation do not appear to take these changes into account. It is timely for the profession to take the lead in deciding what is scientifically appropriate to tell communities that may consider installing fluoridation equipment and holding fluoridation referendums in the late 1980's.
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