An IADR Satellite Symposium - ‘Guidelines for Fluoride Intake - Are They Appropriate?’ was held on 21st March 2017, San Francisco, California, USA, prior to the IADR General Session.
Guidance on fluoride intake provided by various agencies / authorities around the world is a key consideration. However, this guidance was first proposed several decades ago. In light of current evidence, the Borrow Foundation supported a three-hour IADR satellite symposium to consider whether, the guidance remains valid and whether or not there are uncertainties around such guidance.
Three experts (from Australia, Brazil and Sweden) prepared reviews on the appropriateness of current guidance: Professors John Spencer, Adelaide, Marilia Buzalaf, São Paulo and Ingegerd Mejàre, Stockholm. The issues raised by the three reviewers were far-ranging, reflecting their areas of expertise and interest. These reviews were discussed by two experts, Professor Angus Walls, UK, and Dr Angeles Martinez Mier, USA. The final 40 minutes of the symposium provided time for questions and comments from all participants, with responses by the panel of the above five speakers. The proceedings of the symposium have been published in this Special Issue of Advances in Dental Research.