AADOCR Webinar:
NTP NASEM Review: What It Means and What's Next for Fluoride Science

Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT (-4 UTC)



Register to attend the AADOCR webinar “NTP NASEM Review: What It Means and What's Next for Fluoride Science” on September 2, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. EDT, hosted in the IADR WEBINAR CONNECT PLATFORM. Registration is free but required to attend.


The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) convened a Committee to review the revised National Toxicology Program (NTP) Monograph on the Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. The Committee’s primary focus was to determine whether the evidence as presented by NTP in its revised monograph supports its conclusions. The resulting NASEM report was released on February 9, 2021. In summary, the NASEM Committee found that the NTP Monograph cannot be used to draw conclusions regarding low fluoride exposure concentrations (less than 1.5 mg/mL), including those typically associated with drinking water fluoridation. Irrespective of this, there is the potential that the NTP report may be released as a scientific document for general population consumption. 

The webinar will discuss the outcome of the NASEM review, its implications for fluoride research as well as identify potential opportunities for future research or a research agenda.   


  1. To understand the conclusions of the NASEM Committee and the data that dictated that decision.
  2. To recognize current gaps in fluoride research.
  3. To identify potential research opportunities for research relative for fluoride science.


  • David Savitz, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
  • Loc Do, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • Scott Tomar, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

  • Jayanth Kumar
    Center for Healthy Communities, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, USA

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