Fluoride Science/ fluoridescience.org offers the following resources to assist health care and public health professionals as well as decision makers in the community who engage in educating the general public regarding the best scientific information available on the use of fluoride:
- Topic Summaries with abstracts of available systematic reviews and bibliographies.
- Critical Appraisals of individual studies with reviewers’ rating of scientific quality
- Critical Review or Commentaries for those studies that do not meet the criteria for critical appraisal and the subjects of controversies
- Interviews with Scientists who have devoted their careers to research fluoride-risks and benefits.
To ensure objectivity, transparency, and reproducibility of the review process, the Fluoride Science Quality Assessment Worksheet was developed through a collaborative effort between University of Albany School of Public Health and the Center for Fluoride Research Analysis. The worksheet includes questions on predefined criteria that guide reviewers to examine the study relevance and validity, strengths & weaknesses, level of rigor, and support from other studies.
FluorideScience.org was originally made possible by the Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA) grant (T12HP19335), now is maintained by the New York State Oral Health Center of Excellence (OHCE), and endorsed by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Center for Fluoride Research Analysis and do not necessarily represent the official view of HRSA, AAPHD, or OHCE.
The Center for Fluoride Research Analysis consists of the editorial board members and editorial manager with extensive records of engagement in research and education.
Editorial Board Members
Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH
State Dental Director
Californial Department of Public Health
Charlotte Lewis, MD, MPH
Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington
William Maas, DDS, MPH
Pew Children’s Dental Campaign
Mark E Moss, DDS, PhD (Editor)
Department of Foundational Sciences
East Carolina University, School of Dental Medicine
J. Timothy Wright, DDS, MS
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill