How should we answer our stance on these two issues? I'm assuming that dental schools and dentists in general take the ADA stance that mass fluoridation is safe, as is the use of mercury in amalgams. Should we adopt this view? My personal view is that with all of the conflicting reports, a joint research team should conduct studies on the effects of both. Also, I'd say the use of these two is acceptable because no conclusive evidence had been provided that says use of any fluoride or amalgams causes direct effects. What do you guys think? There is tons of evidence supporting both views and quite frankly, I probably won't be able to make a final decision on these issues until I start to practice.