Dr McLean graduated B.D.S 1972 from Otago University. For a decade or so he accepted the dental orthodoxy taught there. Life experience and working overseas called a fair portion of that received wisdom in to question. Dr McLean now rejects water fluoridation as an ineffective, unsafe and unethical practice; a stance shared by the majority of the world’s dentists, albeit not here in N.Z. I sincerely believe that the health of New Zealanders will improve when we have the wisdom to cease fluoridating our drinking water.