Project: Research project

Project Details


The proposed Symposium will provide a forum for the presentation
and discussion of the major areas in fluoride research. The
principal aims of the Symposium are to comprehensively address the
following issues: (1) the metabolism and toxicity of fluoride; (2)
the effects of fluoride on the formation and characteristics of
calcified tissues; (3) the cariostatic mechanisms of fluoride with
special emphasis on demineralization/remineralization phenomena and
bacterial physiology: (4) the adverse effects of fluoride on
calcified tissues with special emphasis on dental fluorosis: (5)
the use of fluoride in the treatment of calcified tissue diseases:
and (6) recommendations for the rational use of fluoride in view
of the foregoing information. With the assistance of the
Organizing Committee, each moderator and speaker will identify key
questions concerning the safe and efficacious use of fluoride by
individuals or professionals for the purposes of maximizing the
beneficial effects and minimizing the adverse effects of the ion.
To accomplish these aims, 57 of the leading scientists in fluoride
research will be invited to participate in the four-day Symposium
which will be held at the Callaway Gardens Conference Center in
Georgia. The proceedings of the Symposium will be published as a
Special Issue of the Journal of Dental Research. The Special Issue
will be distributed to all subscribers to the Journal and to all
ORCA members who are not subscribers to the Journal. In this way,
the proceedings will become available to dental researchers, public
health officers, teachers and clinicians throughout the world.
Effective start/end date9/25/889/24/90


  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research


  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)


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