I-1 Fluoridation (1973, revised 1988 and 1999)
The American Student Dental Association encourages the fluoridation of community water supplies as a scientifically-proven safe and effective means of preventing dental decay as recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service.
I-2 Hepatitis B Vaccine (1983)
The American Student Dental Association supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ADA Council on Dental Therapeutics recommendation that dental students at risk for contracting hepatitis B should receive the vaccine against it, and encourages their dental school chapters to provide and help subsidize hepatitis B screening and vaccine.
I-3 Smokeless Tobacco Labeling (1988)
The American Student Dental Association supports the American Dental Association’s efforts to maximize the size of warning labels on smokeless tobacco products.
I-4 Smoking Ban at ASDA Functions (1988, revised 1992)
The American Student Dental Association prohibits smoking and use of all forms of tobacco at its national meetings.
I-5 Prohibition of Smoking in All Dental School Facilities (1990)
The American Student Dental Association supports the prohibition of smoking in all dental school facilities and supports the offering of smoking cessation programs at all dental schools.
I-6 Amalgam Restorations (1990)
It is the position of the American Student Dental Association that, based on available scientific data, the continued use of amalgam as a restorative material does not pose a health hazard to the non-allergic patient. The removal of clinically serviceable dental amalgam restorations solely to substitute a material that does not contain mercury is unwarranted, improper, unethical and intentional misrepresentation to the patient.
I-7 Universal Infection Control Procedures (1991, revised 1992)
The American Student Dental Association supports compliance with current infection control precautions as advocated by the American Dental Association.
I-8 Disclosure and Testing of HIV-Positive Status of Health Care Providers (1991, revised 1993)
The American Student Dental Association is opposed to mandatory HIV testing of all health care providers.
I-9 Confidentiality of Student Health Status (1993)
It is the position of the American Student Dental Association that every dental school has an ethical obligation to protect the privacy and confidentiality of any student, staff, or faculty member found to be infected with HIV or HBV.