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Dental Organizations Make Push for More Fluoridation Resolution Support

November 03, 2015 The ADA today joined with 20 other dental organizations in urging every member of Congress to cosponsor H.Res. 416, Rep. Mike Simpson’s (R-Idaho) resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of community water fluoridation. Congressional resolutions do not carry the force of law; their intent, rather, is to express the sense of lawmakers, in this case that more communities should ensure that their drinking water is optimally fluoridated. The resolution, which Rep. Simpson introduced in September, already has 30 bipartisan cosponsors. Joining with the ADA on the letter requesting more cosponsors were the following:

Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Periodontology
American Association for Dental Research
American Association of Endodontists
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of Orthodontists
American Association of Public Health Dentistry
American Association of Women Dentists
American Dental Education Association
American Dental Hygienists’ Association
American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
American Student Dental Association
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
Dental Trade Alliance
Friends of NIDCR
Hispanic Dental Association
National Dental Association
Oral Health America