Organizations That Support Fluoridation

Stephen Barrett, M.D.
August 28, 2002

One of the best ways to determine whether health-related statements are valid is to see who agrees with them. The following organizations have expressed support for water fluoridation. No widely respected health organization opposes it.

Academy of Dentistry International
Academy of General Dentistry
Academy of Sports Dentistry
Alzheimer’s Association
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Periodontology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for Dental Research
American Association of Community Dental Programs
American Association of Dental Schools
American Association of Endodontists
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of Orthodontists
American Association of Public Health Dentistry
American Cancer Society
American College of Dentists
American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine
American College of Prosthodontists
American Council on Science and Health
American Dental Assistants Association
American Dental Association
American Dental Hygienists’ Association
American Dietetic Association
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
American Hospital Association
American Medical Association
American Nurses Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Pharmaceutical Association
American Public Health Association
American School Health Association
American Society of Clinical Nutrition
American Society of Dentistry for Children
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
American Student Dental Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Water Works Association
Association for Academic Health Centers
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
British Dental Association
British Fluoridation Society
British Medical Association
Canadian Dental Association
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Nurses Association
Canadian Paediatric Society
Canadian Public Health Association
Chocolate Manufacturers Association
Consumer Federation of America
Delta Dental Plans Association
The Dental Health Foundation (of California)
European Organization for Caries Research
FDI World Dental Federation
Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry
Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities
American Association of Hospital Dentists
American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
Health Insurance Association of America
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Hispanic Dental Association
Indian Health Service (IHS)
International Association for Dental Research
International Association for Orthodontics
International College of Dentists
Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences
National Alliance for Oral Health
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Association of Dental Assistants
National Cancer Institute
National Center for Fluoridation Policy and Research
National Confectioners Association
National Council Against Health Fraud
National Dental Assistants Association
National Dental Association
National Dental Hygienists’ Association
National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome Society
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Kidney Foundation
National PTA
National Research Council
Society of American Indian Dentists
US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC)
US Department of Defense
US Department of Veterans Affairs
US Public Health Service
World Federation of Orthodontists
World Health Organization

This list was posted on August 28, 2002.