In compliance with Dental Council of New Zealand ethical requirements, all opinions expressed on this website are evidence based, and references are provided. The opinions expressed are generally shared by dentists who are members of FIND, a study group established in 2013 for independent dentists looking at the benefits and risks of water fluoridation. It must be stressed, however, that these views do not necessarily represent the current opinion of the New Zealand Dental Association executive, which represents just under half of the approx. 4,500 dentists registered with the NZ Dental Council. An Otago University e-mail survey conducted in 2010 concluded that the majority of NZ dentists at that time supported fluoridation, although only about 10% of registered dentists participated, and the survey also suggested that around half the respondents lacked confidence in discussing the evidence base on which their opinions were formed.