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Draft NHMRC Public Statement 2017: Water fluoridation and human health in Australia submission

This submission reflects the views of
Organisation Name: 
Dental Health Services Victoria
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Question 1
Q1. A. The draft Public Statement is presented in a format and manner that is useful, and is easy to read and understand: 
Comments on a particular section of the Public Statement: 
Question 2
Q2. A. The boxed ‘NHMRC statement’ (page one) in the draft Public Statement is justified and supported by the evidence in the Information Paper: Effects of Water Fluoridation on Dental and Other Human Health Outcomes : 
Question 3
Q3. A. For policy makers, the draft Public Statement provides sufficient information to support decision making in your jurisdiction or local area: 
Comments on a particular section of the Public Statement: 
Question 4
Q4. How could the Public Statement be effectively disseminated?: 
Who would find the draft Public Statement useful?
    • Local Government policy planners

    • Partners in public health

    • Professional groups, Associations & Universities

    • Public and Private dental professionals

    • Public dental organisations (National)

    • Department of Health, Department of Education & Training

    • Water boards

    • Welfare groups

    • Media

How could they be informed about the draft Public Statement?
    • e-mail

    • e-alerts

    • Twitter & Facebook

How could they easily access/obtain the draft Public Statement?


    • websites

    • Top listing on search engines eg: Google, Bing

Question 5
Q5. Is there any other information that may be useful to include in the draft Public Statement? If so, please provide details: 

Can Figure 1 in the Statement provide a National percentage?

There are a couple of terms that may need examples or further explanation.

….This includes those who have less access to dental care and other measures such as

… higher rates of tooth decay and less access to dental treatment and other forms of fluoride such as

NHMRC supports Australian……minimising the occurrence of dental fluorosis (refer page two)

Page reviewed: 9 November, 2017