Forum on flouridation slated Sept. 30 at Glaser Center in SR
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Learn more about water fluoridation at a free educational forum on Monday, Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m., at the Glaser Center located 547 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa. 

The forum will have an impartial moderator, with two dentists speaking in support of fluoridation, and two dentists sharing the reasons they oppose fluoridation. 

One who will speak on behalf of fluoridation is Ezbon Jen, DDS, who has served as Dean of Instructions, Health Sciences at Santa Rosa Junior College for the last 16 years. Speaking against fluoridation will be Dr. Bill Osmunson, DDS, who was an advocate of water fluoridation until 25 years ago when one of his patients urged him to read the scientific studies for himself. 

Osmunson is the West Coast spokesperson for Fluoride Action Network, the current President of Washington Action for Safe Water, founding director of the Institute of Comprehensive Dental Studies for aesthetic dentistry, neuromuscular and craniofacial pain. 

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Kurt Ferre
September 29, 2013
Dr. Osmunson, the "born-again" anti-fluoridationist lives in Oregon as I do. We have appeared several times together in various settings presenting our opposite views on fluoridation. His " Institute of Comprehensive Dental Studies for aesthetic dentistry" may sound impressive, but it's the name he gave to his former clinic in Lake Oswego that he doesn't practice in anymore.

Mark Twain once said, A lie can travel halfway around the World while the truth is still putting on its shoes". I think of this quote when I am reminded of his intentional deception that Dr. Osmunson brings forward to his audience with his pretty Power Point.

One of these "intentional deceptions" is his home-made graph where he overlays CDC data on the percent of the 50 states public water supplies with data from the National Survey of Children's Health .

When you go to this website and click on any state (eg. California or Oregon), it states, "all data based on parental reports".

This survey's purpose was to assess parental attitudes, in high and low socio-economic classes, about their children's oral health. NOT one trained dental examiner ever looked in ANY children's mouths.

I have pointed this out to Dr. Osmunson on numberous occasions; yet, he continues to use this home-made graph to deceive his audience.

In my mind, intentional deception = lying.

jwillie6
September 27, 2013
Only 5% of the world and only 3% of Europe fluoridate their drinking water, more in the U.S. than the rest of the world combined.

On the 6th of August 2013 the Israeli Supreme court ruled that all councils in Israel stop fluoridation by 2014 "because it presents health dangers and its benefits are no longer widely accepted."

Several hundred cities have voted it out in the last few years, including Wichita, Kansas; Portland, Oregon: Santa Fe, New Mexico; Windsor, Ontario; Fairbanks, Alaska; Calgary, Alberta; and over 17 regions in Queensland, Australia, etc., etc. The trend is clear and fluordidation is on the way out.

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