When a component society is made aware of an issue in the community they should immediately contact the Texas Dental Association (TDA) and speak with Staci Rives at 512-443-3675 or by email
. The Community Fluoride Committee (CFC) will be notified and contact will be made with the component society or member. The Committee will provide all information and contacts necessary to deal with the issue.
After contacting TDA the local component will need to mobilize:
Arrange for several members to discuss different talking points during the meeting (note: each member is usually permitted 3 minutes for discussion)
Members should make contact with individual city council or board members, specifically those who may be patients, to discuss the benefits of water fluoridation and the consequences of water fluoridation cessation. This contact should be personal and away from the formal meeting.
NOTE: “The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is dedicated to protecting public health by ending water fluoridation and other involuntary exposures to fluoride.”
 “FAN's Mission Statement.” Fluoride Action Network
accessed 29 July 2019.)