'Determining the level of unacceptable dental fluorosis for populations globally', IADR/PER, London, England, 26th July 2018

IADR Symposium - 'Determining the level of unacceptable dental fluorosis for populations globally', IADR/PER, London, England, Thursday 26th July 2018

The Foundation sponsored an IADR Symposium at the IADR/PER, General Session in London. The main aims of this 90-minute symposium were to determine the level of unacceptable dental fluorosis for populations globally and consider whether worldwide agreement might be possible and if so, how might it might be achieved?

The symposium also sought to determine whether it is the acceptable level of dental fluorosis alone which should be considered or whether this should be agreed taking into consideration caries reductions expected. Finally, the evidence demonstrating that severity of dental fluorosis decreases with tooth age was explored and the implications of this in determining acceptable levels of dental fluorosis were considered.

Professor Andrew Rugg-Gunn chaired the session which included three presentations:

Steven Levy ‘Review of perceptions of dental fluorosis worldwide’.

Loc Do‘Perceptions of balance of risks. Changes in fluorosis severity as teeth age’

Helen Whelton ‘Global consensus on unacceptable fluorosis to inform decision on fluoride intake decisions’

The event was well attended, and the speakers generated a very interesting discussion.