From an article in the October, 1960 edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association:
Trendley Dean Repudiates Antifluoridationists
Advertisements claiming that H. Trendley Dean was forced to admit his claims for fluoridation were fallacious have been appearing in some newspapers through out the country. They are published over the name of L. S. Stevens, chairman of the Ohio Pure Water Association.
Dr. Dean, former director of the National Institute of Dental Research and former secretary of the Association’s Council on Dental Research, has termed it “a completely unjustified attack upon my professional reputation and my standing in the field of scientific research.”
In a letter to Mrs. Stevens of Akron, Ohio, copies of which were sent to the editors of the newspapers which have published these advertisements, Dr. Dean continues:
I have been shown an advertisement sponsored by the chairman, Ohio Pure Water Association, which appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal on Sunday, August 28, 1960. This advertisement claims that the testimony I presented before a master in chancery in the case of Alice Shuringa, et al. v. City of Chicago, repudiates the strong support I have always given to fluoridation of community water supplies. The advertisement also claims that other testimony of mine in 1955 shows that I admitted that I deliberately misrepresented the safety and effectiveness of fluoridation.
There is no legitimate basis for these claims. I still strongly urge all communities to fluoridate their water supplies. The procedure is safe and of significant benefit in reducing dental decay. There is nothing in the testimony I gave in California in 1955 or in Chicago in 1960 which indicates otherwise.
—-J. Am. Dent. Assoc. 61 (Oct. 1960) 513-4)