New Orleans—About a mile from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Mardi Gras World is a place where magic happens when ideas and fantasies turn into incredible parade floats for the city's annual Mardi Gras celebration.
Editor's note: This is the second part of a conversation about the issues facing the profession with Dr. Charles H. Norman III, ADA president-elect, who will be installed as ADA president Nov. 5 during the Annual Session in New Orleans. Part 1 was printed in the Oct. 7 ADA News. ADA News Editor Judy Jakush interviewed Dr. Norman.
Washington—The Environmental Protection Agency said a petition seeking to prohibit the use of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) as a water fluoridation agent "provides no information that would cause EPA to question the current approach." The EPA, which regulates fluoridation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, denied the petition.