Water Fluoridation and Cognitive Function: A Closer Look at the Evidence

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, Michael Foley BDS, MPH. MEpi

The Authors

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc

Dr. Ira B. Lamster received his D.D.S. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1977), his M.M.Sc. from Harvard University (1980) and a Certificate of Special Training in Periodontology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1980). Dr. Lamster served as Dean of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine from 2001 to 2012, and Senior Vice President of Columbia University Medical Center from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Lamster is currently Dean Emeritus, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, and Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health.
Dr. Lamster is the author of more than 180 manuscripts and book chapters. Dr. Lamster’s research efforts have focused on diagnostic testing and risk assessment for periodontal disease, the interrelationship of periodontal disease and systemic disease, the oral health care needs of older adults and the future of dental education and practice.

Michael Foley BDS, MPH. MEpi

Dr Michael Foley is the Director of Research and Advocacy for a large public sector dental service in Brisbane, Australia. He chairs the Australian Dental Association's Oral Health Committee, and is a past ADA President in his home state of Queensland. He holds Masters degrees in Public Health and Epidemiology, and is currently studying for a PhD in dental public health. Dr Foley lectures frequently on water fluoridation and evidence-based dentistry. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Academy of Dentistry International.