NZ Fluoridation Review Panel Members
CEO Cawthron Institute; Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Christchurch, NZ
J. Mark Elwood, DSc, MD, MBA, SM, MB, BSc; FRCPC, FAFPHM
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
Gregory Seymour, BDS, MDSc, PhD, FRCPath, FFOP(RCPA), FRACDS, FICD, FADI, FRSNZ
Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD,
Australia; Former Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
As Head of the Otago Dental School, Seymour refused the Dental Students’ Association’s request to hear scientific evidence against fluoridation on campus by an international expert.
W. Murray Thomson, BSc, BDS, MA, MComDent, PhD
Professor, Dental Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
Murray Thomson is a former Editor of the NZ Dental Journal and author of pro-fluoridation papers.
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health; Co-Director, Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost Effectiveness (BODE3) Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, NZ
Already known to be Pro-fluoride. http://www.fluorideresearch.
Panel Lay Observer
Chair, Environmental Protection Authority, and former Mayor, Wellington, NZ
New Zealand reviewer
Wayne Temple, BSc(Hons), PhD, FNZIC, CChem, FRSC, MAACT
Director, National Poisons Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
Professor David Coggon, OBE, MA, PhD, DM, FRCP, FFOM, FFPH, FMedSci
Professor Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Southampton; Southampton, UK
Professor Mark W.J. Ferguson, CBE, BDS, BSc, PhD, DMedSc, FFD, FDS, FMedSci,
Director General, Science Foundation Ireland; Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds, AO, BSc, PhD
Head, Melbourne Dental School; Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Sciences, University of Melbourne; CEO, Oral Health Centre of Research Cooperation; Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Review completed on behalf of:
Sir Peter Gluckman (left) – Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
Infamously quoted as saying “The science is effectively settled on fluoride”
Sir David Skegg (right) – Royal Society of New Zealand
Turned down the opportunity to review fluoridation in 2012 when ample evidence was presented to him by Fluoride Free NZ. Prof Skegg claimed that there was no new evidence to require a review of fluoridation, in spite of the two most prestigious international reviews in history (The York Review 2000 and the National Research Council 2006) saying there was a dire need for better scientific information.
Writer of the NZ Review
New Zealand Dental Association CEO
New Zealand Government Scientist with fluoride reservations
Dr Michael Beasley, Deputy Director National Poisons Centre.
Is the the jury is still out regarding the safety of Fluoride? “I think it is”, agreed Dr Michael Beasley, Deputy Director of the National Poisons Centre on Radio New Zealand this week, adding “Certainly the question really is the safety of fluoride at what level?” “The dose determines a lot of what happens”, he confirms. See press release of this stark admission from the Deputy Director here: Jury still out on fluoride safety