Apparent Fluoride Deception Used by Lynn Mouden, DDS, MPH
Former Director of Oral Health in Arkansas and Current Chief Dental Officer for U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Promoting Water Fluoridation in Arkansas in 2011
Lynn Mouden, DDS, MPH, Chief Dental Officer
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
email: [email protected]
What exactly happened that caused ACT 197 / SB359 (the water fluoridation mandate) to be passed in Arkansas, anyway? Who were the players when it was implemented? Was money involved? Who was paid off (or “financially induced”)? Which legislators received money before and after this vote? Was there a conflict of interest? How did a small town dentist from Weston, Missouri, end up in Washington, D.C?
Secure Arkansas decided to look into these questions and retrace what happened, and we discovered by reviewing the 2011 IRS 990 filing of Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation that Lynn Douglas Mouden, DDS, MPH (Master of Public Health) was a director of TWO different organizations AT THE SAME TIME: Delta Dental Foundation of Arkansas AND Arkansas Department of Health’s Office of Oral Health – both which promote fluoride. Mouden used a non-existent survey to try to prove that people in a non-fluoridated area have more cavities than a fluoridated area. Mouden also used Delta Dental, medical professionals, and PEW to move his way up from small town dentist to the office of Chief Dental Officer at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Mouden’s whole career appears to be built on lies, cover ups, and junk data. Keep reading to find out more…
Isn’t this a direct conflict of interest between the Arkansas Department of Health and Delta Dental? (See our previous articles: “Delta Dental Exposed – Follow the Money – Part 1” and “ADH Jeff Stone Comments + More Shocking News On Delta Dental” for more info.)
Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation 2011 IRS 990 Filing (Lynn Mouden, Director)
2011 provided a grant to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation of $225,000
2011 provided a grant to UAMS of $150,000
2011 provided a grant to Arkansas Mission of Mercy of $100,000
Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Office of Oral Health (Lynn Mouden, Director. His salary: $117,396.86)
In case you weren’t aware, the Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas is the vehicle that is used to fund Delta Dental Foundation of Arkansas. These funds appear to be excess profits from Delta Dental Plan. It also appears that Delta Dental Plan is charging excess premiums in order to fund Delta Dental Foundation. Delta Dental Foundation provides the grant money for the startup costs for all fluoridation installation.
Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas INC 2011 IRS 990 Filing
2011 President & CEO Ed Choate- Total compensation $504,792
2011 Provided a grant of $2,341,306 to Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation
2011 Provided a grant of $200,000 to Univ of Arkansas Medical Service (UAMS)
2011 Provided a grant of $50,000 to Arkansas State Dental Association
This money influence is used by powerful figures to taint the truth and control the fluoride agenda across America and the world! The deception goes much deeper than most people realize. You must follow the money and the players to reveal the truth.
As you can see by reading the Bio of Lynn Douglas Mouden, DDS, MPH (Master of Public Health), this man is involved in many entities.
Current job: February 15, 2012 to present
Chief dental officer at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Director of the Office of Oral Health for the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)
Board Member Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)
Associate Bureau Chief for the Missouri Bureau of Dental Health
Chaired American Dental Association (ADA) National Fluoridation Advisory Committee
Chaired CAPIR Prevention Subcommittee; CAPIR stands for Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations (American Dental Association)
Scientific Advisory Board Member National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
Founder and International spokesperson – Prevent Abuse
Past President Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD), ASTDD Membership List
Founder of International Program – PANDA Coalition – Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness. The coalition was founded in Missouri and developed by Delta Dental of Missouri as the corporate sponsor. P.A.N.D.A. coalitions are now in place in 46 US states and 7 international programs.
Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas
Office of Oral Health, Arkansas DHHS
Arkansas State Dental Association
Arkansas Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Commission
Arkansas State Dental Hygienists’ Association
Arkansas Dental Assistants’ Association
Arkansas State Dental Association
Arkansas Child Abuse, Rape
UAMS Department of Dental Hygiene: Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation made a $2 million commitment to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Leaders from UAMS backed Act 197, which requires Arkansas cities with more than 5,000 residents to fluoridate their water supply. Delta Dental pledged it would provide $500,000 to cover start-up costs for the 32 communities that would be affected by the bill. At the same time the Lynn Douglas Mouden, DDS MPH was the Director of the Office of Oral Health for the Arkansas Department of Health and at the same time he was also one of the directors of Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation as shown on the 990 IRS 2011 filing for Delta Dental Foundation.
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Department of Dental Hygiene
DHHS Child Protective Services (Dept of Health & Human Services)
AR Coalition Against Domestic Violence
It appears to us that this man has made his way to Washington, D.C. by falsifying many reports… or at least by making false claims.
There is a national alliance between the Arkansas Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (as well as other entities) mentioned in the link directly below. This alliance involves supposed “interests in the oral health of the public”.
Arkansas Oral Health Surveillance Plan 2013
The Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) is promoted through a CDC cooperative agreement. This cooperative agreement between ADH and CDC has been requested via FOIA request to the Arkansas Department of Health.
Dr. Lynn Douglas Mouden, the recently appointed Chief Dental Officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), received the Fluoridation Merit Award (May 11, 2012) in recognition for his advocacy for water fluoridation and his accomplishments in Arkansas. (It is Secure Arkansas’ opinion that he should return that award! The PEW Report was one of many of the pieces of junk data that Lynn Mouden used to get SB359 passed. Mouden used the Pew report that gave Arkansas an “F” and used it to his advantage. More info about that below...)
Delta Dental and the Arkansas Department of Health have used what appears to be a bogus surveys and junk science to convince the Arkansas Legislators into passing SB359/ACT197 into law. Secure Arkansas has sent several FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests to the Arkansas Department of Health to get to the bottom of the information deception used in passing SB359 / ACT197 (toxic fluoridation of public drinking water) into law in 2011. We have also attempted to get the raw data that Lynn Douglas Mouden, DDS, MPH made available to the legislators to convince them that people drinking non-fluoridated water had more cavities than people drinking fluoridated water because his claim simply isn’t true. Senator David Johnson and Senator Jason Rapert also used a lot of this bogus data in both the Senate and House Public Health Committee hearings on March 1, 2011 (this links to the House Public Health Committee) to actually make policy when they passed SB359 out of committee. At present, the raw data used by Lynn Douglas Mouden, DDS, MPH former Director of the Office of Oral Health for the Arkansas Department of Health does not exist. This raw data is the survey supposedly done comparing Perry County, AR which is a non-fluoridated area to Morrilton, AR which is a fluoridated area.
ADA stated that the PEW Report, released in February 2010, used incorrect data that gave Arkansas an “F” rating. This is the same report that was used by Senator David Johnson and Senator Jason Rapert to convince the Arkansas legislators that fluoridation should be considered for the “greater good” of Arkansas. Out of the eight benchmarks used, the Arkansas State Dental Association stated that two of the benchmarks are proven, effective means to improve oral health. The other six benchmarks are PEW’S Opinion with unproven efficacy. Out of the eight benchmarks, only one applies to fluoridation. ADA went on to say that they don’t agree with everything in the report as stated by Dr. Tankersley (former ADA President). This report was also about Medicaid funding. The Arkansas legislators were misled into believing that the PEW report was all about fluoridation. (This shows more deception in getting SB359 passed into law.) ADA stated the PEW report used incorrect data for Arkansas and that Arkansas should have received a “D” and not an “F”. ADA discredited the PEW report due to incorrect data being used.
According to Lynn Mouden of the Office of Oral Health (part of the Arkansas Department of Health): “PEW played a big role in the passage of this law. Arkansas stakeholders laid the groundwork, but Pew brought to the table their own public health understanding and knowledge. The Pew report card shined a new light on this topic, and their staff worked well with state and local stakeholders to help provide momentum for the bill that was signed into law.”
But our guess is that PEW deliberately used incorrect data to get the Arkansas legislators to pass SB359, and Secure Arkansas believes that Lynn Mouden knew this data was incorrect and used it to his advantage. The Arkansas legislators stated many times that they didn’t want to see Arkansas at the bottom of the heap with with an “F” rating. Dr. Lynn Mouden told Shelly Gehshan, former director of Pew’s dental campaign, “You need to help us change the grade.” (It was an “F”.)
Mouden worked with Pew to sponsor a public opinion survey of Arkansas voters to show a strong majority supporting water fluoridation. Second, Pew provided funding for the advocates to hire an experienced government affairs firm that actively educated legislators about SB359. Pew staff also provided fact sheets and technical assistance. This erroneous data was sold to the legislators as TRUTH. (See pages 7 -9 of this document.)
Dr. Mouden also said that the Delta Dental Foundation “showed great leadership” by making the financial investment to cover the capital costs, especially for new fluoridation equipment. You need to realize that Delta Dental has deep pockets with an endless supply of money. Remember: money talks. Many of of the groups that testified before the committee received large grants, and most of the legislators had money dumped into their campaign funds prior to – and after – the vote. The funds came from DBH Management Consultants, Arkansas Dental PAC (Senator Jason Rapert’s client for which he is a financial advisor), and Delta Dental PAC.
Here’s just one example:
after sponsoring the bill that mandates fluoridation of public water supplies (Senate Bill 359/ Act 197 of 2011, Regular Session), Arkansas Senator David Johnson (D) received $7,500 in campaign donations over two months from dentists:
10/13/11 – Arkansas Dental Political Action Committee, $1,000
11/17/11 – Arkansas Dental PAC, $500
11/23/11 – DBH Management Consultants (represents Delta Dental of Arkansas), $2,000
12/30/11 – Scott Bolding (dentist and investor), $2,000
12/30/11 – Oral & Facial Surgery Center, $2,000
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State
Senator Johnson’s profile page
Is there money to be made from fluoridation?
A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association suggests that dentists in fluoridated areas earned larger gross and net incomes.
Stay tuned for more revealing truth about the topic of toxic water fluoridation! We’ve uncovered more information which we can’t wait to share with you…
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