This website will document how US “Dental Experts” such as Steve Slott, Johnny Johnson, Kurt Ferre, “Billy Budd” (aka Chuck Haynie), and others are misleading the public on matters of fluoride toxicity, water fluoridation, fluoride intake, as well as fluoride risks and benefits.

The information is taken from blogs, comment sections, and discussion boards.

UPDATE: Slott, Johnson, Ferre and Haynie have now formed the American Fluoridation Society.  The purpose of the AFS is to provide “accurate” scientific information to concerned citizens and professionals. As the material on our website indicates, the information dispensed is anything but the truth.

For anyone wanting to make comments on the material presented on this
website - please send comments here.

Slott - Melters

Over the course of the last few months Paul Melters had numerous exchanges with Steve Slott, DDS, on various internet blogs. Melters made a list of the Top 5 Slott statements that were erroneous and misleading, if not outright false, and repeatedly asked Slott to address them. In August/September Steve Slott finally addressed the 5 Points, but not without misleading everybody once again, and distorting the truth even further.

Below are Melters’ responses to Slott’s comments.

Response: Point 1 - Paul Melters to Steve Slott, DSS - September 2, 2013

Response Point 2 - Paul Melters to Steve Slott, DDS - September 4, 2013

(Earlier Response - August 29, 2013)
Alternate Response to Slott by Melters (1R)

Response Point 3 - Paul Melters to Steve Slott, DDS - September 5, 2013
(Earlier Response - August 29, 2013)

Response Point 4 - Paul Melters to Steve Slott, DDS - September 6, 2013
(Earlier Response - August 29, 2013)

Response Point 5 - Paul Melters to Steve Slott, DDS - September 6, 2013
(Earlier Response - August 29, 2013)


Other False/Deceiving Statements made by Steve Slott, DDS

Statement 6:
“Relevance to water fluoridated at 0.7 ppm?”

Statement 7:
"You have no proof, whatsoever, of any adverse effect of fluoride at the optimal level on any organs of the body."

Statement 8:
"There are no adverse health effects below 10 mg a day."


"A daily intake of fluoride from all sources of less than 10 mg per day will result in NO adverse effects LONG or SHORT term."

Statement 9:
"It is futile to attempt to make any kind of assessment on effectiveness water fluoridation or any of the numerous other variables involved in formation of dental decay without controlling for these factors. There are countless peer-reviewed scientific studies which demonstrate the effectiveness of water fluoridation. i will gladly provide you with a list of some of them if you so desire."

Statement 10:
"The 27 studies were found in obscure Chinese journals, and were of the effects of high naturally occurring fluoride in the drinking water of various Chinese, Mongolian, and Iranian villages."

Statement 11:
"In the entire history of mankind, in which the fluoride ion has been ingested in water by the entire 68 year history of water fluoridation in which the fluoride has been ingested by tens of millions of humans..... there have been NO proven adverse effects attributable to it at the optimal level."

See Johnson # 5

Statement 12:
"10 mg per day upper limit IS dose and duration."
"10 mg IS the dose. ‘per day’ IS the duration"

Statement 13
"Dental fluorosis is not an issue with water fluoridation."

Statement 14
"50% - 80% of that total being from the water. In fluoridated areas,  that total will be closer to 80%, in non-fluoridated, closer to 50%."

Statement 15
"There is no valid evidence, whatsoever, of HF reformation in the gut." 


Johnny Johnson

False/Deceiving Statements made by Johnny Johnson, Pediatric Dentist

Statement 1:
"Effective: It reduces cavities by at least 25% or more for everyone, regardless of color, socio-economic status, religion, ethnicity, or education."  

Statement 2
"Below 4mg/L (4ppm) of naturally occurring fluoride in water, health problems do not exist."


Statement #3:
"The NRC Panel concluded that under 4ppm, NO ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS OCCUR."

Statement #4:
“Severe dental fluorosis is not an adverse health effect”

Statement #5:
“Not a single credibly published, peer reviewed piece of research has EVER shown a single harm to our health”
Not a single, not even 1, adverse health effect has been associated with Optimally fluoridated water. ZERO.”
“Safe for everyone to drink. It has never, in 68 years, been shown to cause a single health problem.”


Response Paul Melters to Johnny Johnson: Concerning 5 studies by Louise Mantella
(November 28, 2013)

Paul Melters’ response to Johnny Johnson’s 2nd reply
concerning the 5 studies listed by
Louise Mantella in Comment 47741 - Ken Perrott blog.

(December 9, 2013)



Kurt Ferre

"Billy Budd"
(aka Chuck Haynie)

Billy Budd - Mantella Exchange
November 25, 2013
(Thanks to Louise Mantella for the PDFs)

Response Melters to Billy Budd re: Mantella papers
November 28, 2013

Response Melters to Billy Budd - COMMENT 48178 (Perrott)
December 9, 2013

Response Melters to Billy Budd - COMMENT 48180 (Perrott)
December 9, 2013

Response Melters to Billy Budd - COMMENT 48189 (Perrott)
December 9, 2013

Statement #1

“What we do know is that 0.7 ppm fluoride prevents cavities.
No health effects are associated . .nada, zip, zero”


Ken Perrott (NZ)
(Thanks to Louise Mantella for the PDFs)

Exchange with Mantella - Moderation Fraud 1

Exchange Mantella Melters Slott - Moderation Fraud 2

Response by Melters to more censorship efforts by Ken Perrott
Dec. 9, 2013


"Cedric Katesby"

Response by Paul Melters to Cedric Katesby regarding accusations of quote-mining and lying , levied against Louise Mantella
November 28, 2013

Response Melters to Cedric Katesby re: COMMENT 48201
December 9, 2013


Richard Christie

Response by Paul Melters to Richard Christie concerning allegations of “quote mining” levied against Louise Mantella.
November 30, 2013