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Draft NHMRC Information Paper: Effects of water fluoridation on dental and other health outcomes submission

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This submission reflects the views of
Organisation Name: 
Australian Dental Association
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Specific Questions
Q1. A) Is the draft Information Paper presented in a manner that is easy to understand? : 
Agree
Q1. B) Please provide details regarding your response to Question 1A: 
Plain Language Summary

The Draft Paper ( DIP) has been presented in a manner that is easy to understand. It provides reference to the comprehensive evidence to the effects of water fluoridation on dental and other health outcomes. 

 


 

Q2. A) Is it clear how NHMRC reviewed the health and dental effects of water fluoridation? : 
Agree
Q2. B) Please provide details regarding you response to Question 2A: 

NHMRC have provided a clear understanding as to how they reviewed the health and dental effects of water fluoridation.

Q3. A) Is the Fluoride Reference Group’s interpretation of the evidence clearly described in the draft Information Paper?: 
Agree
Q3. B) Please provide details regarding your response to Question 3A: 

The Fluoride Reference Group’s evaluation and interpretation of the scientific research on Fluoridation is clearly described in the DIP.

Q4. Is there additional evidence on the dental effects of water fluoridation that should be considered?: 

The ADA is happy with the evidence on the dental effects of water fluoridation that have been provided in the DIP.

Q5. Is there additional evidence on any other health effects of water fluoridation that should be considered in the draft Information Paper?: 

The ADA is happy with the evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation that have been provided in the DIP.

Q6. Is there any other supporting material relevant to making decisions on water fluoridation in the Australian context that should be considered in the draft Information Paper?: 

The ADA’s Policy Statement 2.21 Community Oral Health Promotion; Fluoride Use, reaffirms the Association’s support for water fluoridation.

Page reviewed: 4 July, 2017