Delta Dental of California is the largest dental insurance company insuring nearly 15 million people and generating $2.7 billion in revenues in 1999. It is part of an affilliation of Delta Dental companies covering all 50 states with 40 million insured. This is a big insurance conglomerate.
Delta Dental is also a strong advocate of water fluoridation and often makes large financial grants to communities in order to help motivate them to fluoridate.
Their position advocates water fluoridation, regardless of how much fluoride a person receives from other sources, such as food and beverages made with fluoridated water. Too much fluoride causes fluorosis, unsightly white and brown spots on teeth. The cause of fluorosis is undisputed.
In typical mega-billion dollar insurance company fashion, if you follow their advice and your teeth are damaged due to fluoride, they won't pay for required dental care.
In additional to negative health issues, here are the financial costs to people. Here's a true story.
Here's a newspaper report of how the insurance company tries to influence communities by offering quick money.
At a recent water fluoridation debate in northern California, Delta Dental sent a representative to advocate the the practice of fluoridation.