Monday, February 16, 2009 Rochester, MN Rochester, MN:

In Minnesota where fluoridation is state-mandated: "Hospital emergency rooms are seeing thousands of repeat patients with unresolved dental problems. According to 2006 data, there are well over 20,000 visits to Minnesota emergency rooms for the purpose of addressing dental health problems. The cost to Minnesota taxpayers and Minnesota Hospitals is unacceptable.

This problem will only get worse over the next 15-20 years, when 60 percent of practicing dentists in Minnesota are projected to retire."