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Professorial Lecture: Professor Vida Zohoori

  • 20 May 2021
  • 5.30PM - 6.30PM
  • Public event: Yes  |  Booking required: Yes
  • Online (details will be sent later)

About | Professorial Lecture: Professor Vida Zohoori

The power of “one in a million”?

The inclusion of one part-per-million fluoride in public water supplies to control tooth decay is arguably one of the most successful public health measures of the 20th century. However, tooth decay continues to be one of the most prevalent noncommunicable diseases, affecting 60-90% of schoolchildren and almost 100% of adults globally. Despite scientific evidence backing the role of fluoride in preventing and reducing tooth decay experience, opinions about potential unwanted side effects have been divided among scientific communities.

In her lecture Professor Vida Zohoori will discuss fluoride exposure and retention and the factors which could affect retention of fluoride in the body. Professor Zohoori will argue that understanding of systemic fluoride bioavailability/absorption and consequently fluoride retention is more important than a simple assessment of fluoride exposure, when examining fluoride health effects. Her lecture will present some of her key research on this topic.