MDS Fluoride Action Center

 

Grassroots Network

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The goal of the MDS Grassroots Network is to ensure that every legislator has the most accurate information about dentistry and oral health in the Commonwealth.

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MDS-PAC/MDS-People's Committee

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MDS-People's Committee member and join your colleagues in supporting pro-oral health candidates and initiatives.

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Who Represents Me?

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Not sure who your elected representatives are? Click on the link below and find your election information by entering your home address.

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Community Water Fluoridation Campaigns

The Massachusetts Dental Society understands that fluoridation of municipal water supplies is widely noted as the most effective public health initiative to prevent tooth decay in children and adults. The MDS is proud to join its member dentists in supporting local grassroots campaigns to community water supplies.

This Web site provides many tools for those campaigning in favor of fluoridation. Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the MDS governmental affairs staff at (800) 342-8747. Most importantly, be sure to talk to your patients, neighbors, and friends about the benefits of fluoride. 

 

 

Talking Points

The American Dental Association (ADA) has created a helpful set of brief talking points that you can use when talking to your patients, neighbors, and friends about the benefits of fluoride. Please click on the link below to download and print a copy of this valuable report.

 

Download "Talking With Your Patients About Community Water Fluoridation"
 

Detailed Information

While talking points are a good resource for general discussion, having detailed information about community fluoridation is also beneficial. The ADA report Fluoridation Facts is an excellent guide to understanding fluoridation, including rebuttals to many of the arguments used against this safe and effective public health program.

Click on the link below to download a PDF copy of Fluoridation Facts. Please note that this is a read-only copy of the report and you will not be able to print. To purchase a print copy of the report, please click here.

The ADA has many additional fluoridation materials including policy statements and articles from professional journals. Click here to visit the ADA Fluoride and Fluoridation page.

 

Download Fluoridation Facts

 

Yarmouth Pledge Cards

The Cape Cod District Dental Society and the MDS have already begun organizing dentists in support of fluoridating the water supply in the town of Yarmouth. To join our efforts, please use the link below to print our pledge card. By completing and returning this form, you are affirming your support of fluoridation and allowing the MDS and its designees to use your name as part of our public campaign.

Be sure to print extra copies and have your colleagues, friends, and patients return them as well!

 

Download the Yarmouth Pledge Card