DAVID KENNEDY, D.D.S. received his B.A. Degree in Conservative Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Kansas in 1967 and his D.D.S. Degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School in 1971. He then served for 2 years as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Dental Corps in San Diego, California. One of his duties was environmental cleanup of the Naval Training Center base for spilled dental mercury.
In 1973, after the completion of his service obligation, Dr. Kennedy established his private practice in San Diego. He also established and helped build the Chicano Children’s Dental Health Center. In 1984, he founded the Preventive Dental Health Association. From 1988 to 1994 he served as Vice President and then President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Dr. Kennedy has lectured internationally to dentists and professionals on preventive and restorative dentistry and on the hazards of mercury and fluoride.
In October 1995, Governor Pete Wilson signed AB733 into law which forces mandatory fluoridation of our water supply in all of California. The Legislature did this without examining the dangers such as hip fractures, cancer, dental fluorosis and other harmful effects, which have been linked to fluoride in the scientific literature.
Dr. Kennedy founded the Citizens for Safe Drinking Water to circulate a petition, which if enacted would have prohibited fluoridation in California. The time to collect the necessary signatures ran out before the number of signatures needed had been collected.
At present efforts to prohibit fluoridation are from a scientific focus and on a local level by providing the city councils and citizen groups with solid scientific information about the dangers of fluoridation.
In California and other states citizens are banding together, city by city, to keep fluoridation out.
If you wish to help please call Citizens for Safe Drinking Water. Their phone is 888-728-3833.
Dr. Kennedy will speak on Fluoride & Cancer.