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ADA News (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Chicago, Illinois Page two Ada news july 1977 editorial be sure to understand new fluoridation regulation the National interim primary drinking water which went into effect on june 24 reported in Ada june Are based on Good intentions and Are surely commendable from an altruistic or philosophical Point of but there Are practical elements of the program that Merit some the regulation issued by the us environmental Protection Agency requires All communities with Central water supplies containing natural fluoride in excess of twice the optimal amount to adjust the fluoride Content of their the ultimate goal is that no Central water Supply shall contain More than twice the optimal amount of fluoride for caries the optimal amount ranges from to parts fluoride to a million parts even though it does reduce the caries none of us really advocate drinking water that contains excessive fluoride to the Point of possibly causing mottled on the other is it fair to require the approximately affected communities to de fluoridated when no technical advice or operational funds have been made available to them requiring this action must be seen ases specially questionable to those residents who have lived in these communities for Many years with no ill effects from their drinking while it is recognized that the Epa does endorse fluoridation of Community water supplies and that the new regulation does not require a City to discontinue the edict has caused enough professional concern that the Ada through its president has stated that the association would prefer that regulations be issued requiring the adjustment of All Community water supplies to the optimal in other if adjustment downward in fluoride Content is then adjustment upward to attain effective fluoridation should also be one of the dental professions greatest concerns about the new de fluoridation ruling should be its possible misuse by who might or even that the us environmental Protection Agency is opposed to having fluoride in Community water that would not be so lets be sure that we All understand the real intent and the working elements of the regulation so that we May clarify any misunderstanding on the letters hygienists oppose reciprocity to the editor As a practising dental hygienist and a lifetime resident of i oppose by Reci by credentials is being suggested to help manpower Dis Tribu according to verbal regional boards and reciprocity have not helped the distribution of dentists or hygienists for the Good of the to our knowl there has been no conclusive sur vey showing the benefits to the Public of the manpower problems supposedly solved by i would be inter ested to see a spanning the past ten proving conclusively that Reci by credentials has in deed solved the distribution ratio aver Ages or there will always be an overflow of dentists or or in Large cities and resort Pat Rah Fla to the editor As a resident and Active working Mem Ber in the Florida dental hygienists association for Many i would like to voice my opposition to reciprocity and licensing by Florida is like Many other states in that it is establishing More dental Hygiene we now have eight dental Hygiene the Florida dental hygienists association recently established a committee to investigate broadening the scope of dental Hygiene we in creating Job opportunities for hygienists other than in private prac and Public we examine approximately 300 dental hygienists each year for lice sure in the our percentage of failures is very we now have mandatory continuing education for relic ensure for All Flor Ida dental our standards Are High and we Are working to keep them that please dont Burden us with reciprocity or licensing by Jean Rah Fla jeopardy of losing control to the editor and local societies of All health professions Are in serious jeopardy of losing control of their respective professions to the meddling of Power hungry Federal it is be cause of this that i View with alarm the article in the May 16 Ada professionals sign sugar however Gratifying it May be that 000 professionals would support the worthy cause mentioned in the Why Send votes of Confidence to a group that has no obligation to us do we think that once the Federal Trade commission has the Power we have Given it through it will not turn around and use the same Power against us Wake up Why not use the elected Congress to express our wishes we can at least vote the officials out of if they misuse the Power of the Ford Dos Dallas Bald headed response to the editor in reference to William Emer sons letter in the june 13 Ada news whats wrong with a Baldhead slight build dentist there Are lots of us and we practice As Good or better dentistry than the in Case the writer Hast studied up on Long it is filthy compared to our Bald Long hair May be the but Short hair or no hair is much in that we Are prac timing better if you add a moustache and Beard to the Long they Are not even in our Ball Park of Dermot dds Lake wis costs and controls to the editor John Koehler May 30 Ada news is a we Are in agreement that the equip ment of years ago was far my Contention is that parts Are unavailable if they Are the costs Are the costs of equipment and supplies make the dental fees allowed by government agencies and insurance companies How a National health program can be instituted without a government takeover of All the equipment and Supply houses is beyond thank you for giving my thoughts some Herbert dds by More on aph thous ulcers to the editor for a number of years we have used tetracycline hydrochloride mixed with an equal amount of denture powder As a very successful treatment of aph thous ulcers or canker the denture pow Der helps the tetracycline stick to the the duration of the lesion is shortened greatly and any pain and Dis Comfort Are usually gone within the we apply the mixture with a Cotton tip and give a Little extra in an envelope to the patients and Tell them to repeat once or twice As i am surprised this procedure is not used perhaps its because every one knows antibiotics have no effect on this Morgan dds Ariz to the editor in reply to Dedekind let Ter May 16 Ada news concerning aph thous have suffered from these Pesty lesions for Many years the dentist gave me Teeth hed just so i gave him some ten spots id just and have tried every remedy the most effective treatment by far that i have found is or abase or in some cases Ken Alog in this ointment gives Relief almost immediately if applied when they Are first will inhibit their it has been my Obser vation during the past 25 years that aph thous ulcers almost never appear in the Mouths of in some 20 years ago i conducted a Survey in conjunction with the chronic diseases department of the Johns Hopkins school of Public health and which con firmed my Over 98 of the sufferers of these lesions were no smok maybe someone should conduct re search to determine just Why smoking inhibits these Jerome Dos Baltimore to the editor in response to Dedekind Appeal for help concerning the treatment of aph thous ulcers May 16 Ada we would like to submit our observations As a possible solution to the prob for approximately six years we have been using a commercially available preparation for the treatment of aph thous and lesions in the Oral the preparation is Negaran neg atol and is available in most drug continued on Page ten Ada news july volume number 14 published every other monday by the american dental association at 211 e Chicago Chi Iii and distributed to members of the association As a direct Benefit of member statements of opinion in the Ada news Are not necessarily endorsed by the Assoc a printed in second class postage paid at Chicago and additional mailing editor chief Herbert is managing editor John Goetz associate editors Edwin David Nancy Resnick feature writer Carol Tomme manuscript editor Elaine Lee editorial assistant Sylvia Suwinski production Del Arthur Mary Ann Dean Christine Breeling advertising director Frank Cordero advertising mgr Ernest Ocker advertising production Patrici Podboy advertising offices 211 e Chicago Iii phone 312 East coast representative 1101 17th St Wash do phone 202 West coast representative Harrison 57 Post san s4104 phone 415 3926794 1901 w 8th los an 90057 phone 213 subscriptions Ann subscription Sec for nonmembers in us and mexi per other foreign single 25 cents and 35 address other communications and manuscripts to Ada suite 211 e Chicago Iii

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