Dental pioneer Dr. Arthur Bushel dies at 99

Arthur Bushel, DDS, who taught at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and was an expert of fluoridation, died at age 99, according to a Dec. 26 obituary from The Baltimore Sun.

Dr. Bushel was a dental officer during World War II and went into public health after serving. He launched one of the first campaigns to prevent cavities by adding fluoride to New York City's water supply.

Dr. Bushel was an avid swimmer and leaves behind three children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife passed away in 2018.

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