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Howard Pollick BDS, MPH

Howard Pollick BDS, MPH

Clinical Professor, Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health, Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Dr. Howard Pollick is a health sciences clinical professor and previous director of the accredited dental public health residency program, Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry at the University of California San Francisco. He earned his BDS from Manchester, England and his MPH from UC Berkeley.

Dr. Pollick has lectured and published extensively on the benefits and safety of community water fluoridation in California, nationally and internationally.

A diplomate of the American Board of dental public health since 1985, Dr. Pollick is an American Dental Association expert spokesperson on fluoridation since 2004, a member of the ADA National Fluoridation Advisory Committee and a fluoridation consultant to the California Department of Public Health.

He is the recipient of the 2010 Fluoridation Special Merit Award from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, the 2015 recipient of the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, and the recipient of the 2017 John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health from the American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section.