I'm surprised that it took this long to get this subject. IMO-- water fluoridation is one of the greatest triumphs in public health of the last century. I completely support people having a voice in what goes into something as basic as a public water supply so if a community votes against it then so be it. My concern is that as with many things fear is a great motivator and that decisions may be made based on fear instead of good data. There is a financial disincentive for dentists to support public water fluoridation and yet we are typically the most vocal in support of it. In my mind there is no moral gray area here, the benefits of proper levels of fluoride in tap water far out way the risks. Fluoride in too great of quantity is toxic, a fact that no dentist would deny, so it is important to properly dose it.