Certificate of compliance

Dental Watch

is in compliance with the HONcode

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1 Year

Certificate validity: valid until Feb 2017

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Date of initial review:

17 Aug 2014

Certificate validity:

valid until Feb 2017

Date of last visit:

06 Feb 2018
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Biographical Sketches
Stephen Barrett, M.D., a retired psychiatrist
Robert S. Baratz, MD, PhD, DDS, is an internist, dentist, and researcher
John E. Dodes, DDS, has been a practicing dentist for more than 35 years

(19 Aug 2014) - Link

Principle 2
The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician

(31 Aug 2014) - Link

Dental Watch collects no electronic or personal data from visitors to our site. All e-mail messages are kept confidential

(19 Aug 2014) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Beltran-Aguilar E and others. Prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in the United States, 1999-2004. NCHS Data Brief No. 53, Nov 2010.
Iida H, Kumar, J. The association between enamel fluorosis and dental caries in U.S. schoolchildren. Journal of the American Dental Association 140:855-862, 2009.
Chankanka O and others. A literature review of aesthetic perceptions of dental fluorosis and relationships with psychosocial aspects/oral health-related quality of life. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 38:97-109, 2010.
EPA and HHS announce new scientific assessments and actions on fluoride / Agencies working together to maintain benefits of preventing tooth decay while preventing excessive exposure. EPA news release, Jan 7, 2011.

(19 Aug 2014) - Link

Most recent update: July 31, 2014

(19 Aug 2014) - Link

Dental Fluorosis: Much Ado about Nothing
Fluoridation opponents would like you to believe that water fluoridation is dangerous because it leads to a high incidence of dental fluorosis. This article explains why they are wrong.

(19 Aug 2014) - Link

Email given

How to Contact Us

(19 Aug 2014) - Link

Sources of Income
The total cost of operating all of our sites and research activities runs between $7,000 and $10,000 per year. Quackwatch has never had any salaried employees. It operates with minimal expense, funded mainly by small individual donations, commissions from sales on other sites to which we refer, and profits from the sale of publications. If its income falls below what is needed for the research, the rest comes out of Dr. Barrett's pocket.

(19 Aug 2014) - Link

The advertisers, of course, have no influence on what we write.

Any ads or sponsored links that we carry are clearly identified as such

(31 Aug 2014) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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