Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH

Title(s)Professor, Preventive & Restor Dent Sci
SchoolSchool of Dentistry
Address707 Parnassus Ave, #1030
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of Manchester, EnglandBDS07/1967Dentistry
    UC BerkeleyMPH06/1980Public Health
    University of California, San FranciscoP.G.Cert.1982Dental Public Health
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    Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors2010Fluoridation Merit Award
    American College of Dentists, Northern California Section2011Distinguished Faculty Member Award
    UCSF Chancellor2015Public Service Award
    American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section2017John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award

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    Dentist, California Dental License #23263
    Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health.
    Director, Dental Public Health Residency, UCSF. (2012-2019)
    Chair, California Fluoridation Advisory Committee. California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center.
    Fluoridation Consultant. California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health.
    Expert Spokesperson on Fluoridation, American Dental Association.
    Chair, Oral Health Section, California Public Health Association - North
    Chair, Committee on Educational Policy, UCSF and School of Dentistry (2013-15)
    Chair, Admissions Committee, UCSF School of Dentistry (2015-16)

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    1. PracticeUpdate website. A commentary on: Dental patients' perceptions of and desired content from patient health portals. 2023. Pollick H. . View Publication.
    2. PracticeUpdate website. A commentary on: Patterns of fluoride intake from 6 to 17 years of age: The Iowa Fluoride Study. 2022. Pollick H. Accessed November 15, 2022. View Publication.
    3. Community water fluoridation and the integrity of equitable public health infrastructure. J Public Health Dent. 2022 06; 82(3):358-361. Zokaie T, Pollick H. PMID: 34647624; PMCID: PMC9544072.
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    4. Review of Safety, Frequency and Intervals of Preventive Fluoride Varnish Application for Children. CDA JOURNAL, VOL 47, Nº11. Pages 713-718. California Dental Association Journal. 2020; 47(11):713-718. Lisa H. Berens, DDS, MPH; Mimansa Cholera, BDS, MPH; Deborah Elam, MS, CAE; Susan A. Fisher-Owens, MD, MPH; Margaret Fisher, RDAHP; Stuart A. Gansky, DrPH, MS; Irene V. Hilton, DDS, MPH; Kara Lugtu, MPH; Robert Isman, DDS, MPH; Elaine Musselman, PhD, RN; Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH; and Ling Zhan, DDS, PhD. View Publication.
    5. Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure and Child IQ. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 02 01; 174(2):215-216. Gehani CP, Pollick H, Stevenson RA. PMID: 31886841.
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    6. Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure and Child IQ. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 02 01; 174(2):214-215. Gehani CP, Pollick H, Stevenson RA. PMID: 31886843.
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    7. Children Who Live in Mainly Fluoridated us Counties Have Less Tooth Decay. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2019 06; 19(2):217-219. Pollick H. PMID: 31326062.
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    8. Community Water Fluoridation Benefits US Children From Poor Families More Than Those From More Affluent Families. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2019 06; 19(2):213-216. Pollick H. PMID: 31326061.
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    9. The Role of Fluoride in the Prevention of Tooth Decay. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2018 10; 65(5):923-940. Pollick H. PMID: 30213354.
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    10. Science, Politics, and Communication: The Case of Community Water Fluoridation in the US. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 06; 28(6):401-410. Allukian M, Carter-Pokras OD, Gooch BF, Horowitz AM, Iida H, Jacob M, Kleinman DV, Kumar J, Maas WR, Pollick H, Rozier RG. PMID: 28648551.
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    11. Salt fluoridation: a review. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2013 Jun; 41(6):395-7, 400-4. Pollick HF. PMID: 23875431.
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    12. The CDA Foundation model to fluoridate communities. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2012 Aug; 40(8):648-55. Stocks M, Pollick H. PMID: 22953523.
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    13. Evidence-based clinical recommendations regarding fluoride intake from reconstituted infant formula and enamel fluorosis: a report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011 Jan; 142(1):79-87. Berg J, Gerweck C, Hujoel PP, King R, Krol DM, Kumar J, Levy S, Pollick H, Whitford GM, Strock S, Aravamudhan K, Frantsve-Hawley J, Meyer DM, American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs Expert Panel on Fluoride Intake From Infan. PMID: 21243832.
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    14. Evidence-based clinical recommendations on the prescription of dietary fluoride supplements for caries prevention: a report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. J Am Dent Assoc. 2010 Dec; 141(12):1480-9. Rozier RG, Adair S, Graham F, Iafolla T, Kingman A, Kohn W, Krol D, Levy S, Pollick H, Whitford G, Strock S, Frantsve-Hawley J, Aravamudhan K, Meyer DM. PMID: 21158195.
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    15. Water consumption beliefs and practices in a rural Latino community: implications for fluoridation. J Public Health Dent. 2010; 70(4):337-43. Scherzer T, Barker JC, Pollick H, Weintraub JA. PMID: 20735717; PMCID: PMC3536824.
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    16. Concerns about water fluoridation, IQ, and osteosarcoma lack credible evidence. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2006 Jan-Mar; 12(1):91-4. Pollick HF. PMID: 16523988.
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    17. Improving the oral health of Alaska natives. Am J Public Health. 2005 Nov; 95(11):1880; author reply 1881. Campbell D, Pollick HF, Lituri KM, Horowitz AM, Brown J, Janssen JA, Yoder K, Garcia RI, Deinard A, Hemphill S, de la Torre MA, Shrestha B, Vargas CM. PMID: 16195503; PMCID: PMC1449447.
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    18. Scientific evidence continues to support fluoridation of public water supplies. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2005 Jul-Sep; 11(3):322-6. Pollick HF. PMID: 16130975.
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    19. Water fluoridation and the environment: current perspective in the United States. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2004 Jul-Sep; 10(3):343-50. Pollick HF. PMID: 15473093.
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    20. The association of early childhood caries and race/ethnicity among California preschool children. J Public Health Dent. 2003; 63(1):38-46. Shiboski CH, Gansky SA, Ramos-Gomez F, Ngo L, Isman R, Pollick HF. PMID: 12597584.
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    21. The estimated cost of treating unmet dental restorative needs of Mexican-American children from Southwestern US HHANES, 1982-83. J Public Health Dent. 1991; 51(4):195-204. Pollick HF, Pawson IG, Martorell R, Mendoza FS. PMID: 1941770.
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    22. Leaks in dental gloves. J Calif Dent Assoc. 1989 Apr; 17(4):55-6, 59-63. Koumjian JH, Pollick HF. PMID: 2481015.
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    23. A pre-referendum survey of fluoridation attitudes and intended vote. Community Dent Health. 1988 Mar; 5(1):49-62. Pollick HF. PMID: 3163510.
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    24. Dental health of recent immigrant children in the Newcomer schools, San Francisco. Am J Public Health. 1987 Jun; 77(6):731-2. Pollick HF, Rice AJ, Echenberg D. PMID: 3578623; PMCID: PMC1647069.
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    25. Ethics and geriatrics. Spec Care Dentist. 1981 Jul-Aug; 1(4):149-55. Pollick HF. PMID: 6943727.
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    26. Transplantation experience. J Am Dent Assoc. 1978 May; 96(5):718-9. Pollick HF. PMID: 274486.
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    27. Jaw lesions in familial hyperparathyroidism. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1971 Apr; 31(4):502-10. Kennett S, Pollick H. PMID: 5279024.
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