Is fluoridation becoming a financial issue? And, how to improve postimplant imaging

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Are budget challenges across the U.S. creating new opportunities for fluoride opponents to convince community officials that water fluoridation is an unnecessary evil? Or does the science that supports water fluoridation's positive effects on oral health outweigh the costs to implement and maintain fluoridation systems, as its proponents contend?

Click here to read Associate Editor Rob Goszkowski's report on the ongoing -- and often heated -- debate, including how some communities are currently addressing the issue.

In related Restoratives Community news, Voices for America's Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Pew Children's Dental Campaign have launched the Campaign for Dental Health, designed to educate the public about oral health and to counteract what the groups say is too much "misinformation" about water fluoridation being propagated by antifluoride activists. Read more.

And in Imaging & CAD/CAM Community news, adjusting the angle of the mandible during postimplant cone-beam CT imaging can reduce the exposure time and related dose and decrease the presence of artifacts, thus improving the image quality, according to a new study in the European Journal of Radiology.

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