House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at a recent meeting of the American Dental Association,

May 1, 1996
House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at a recent meeting of the American Dental Association, applauding dentists and criticizing trial lawyers for trying to block legislation to reform product-liability laws, making it harder to sue and limiting damages. "If dentists acted like trial lawyers, instead of having fluoride in the water, you would have advocated that children eat as many things as possible to create cavities," he told the group.

House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at a recent meeting of the American Dental Association, applauding dentists and criticizing trial lawyers for trying to block legislation to reform product-liability laws, making it harder to sue and limiting damages. "If dentists acted like trial lawyers, instead of having fluoride in the water, you would have advocated that children eat as many things as possible to create cavities," he told the group.

Judi Hasson

Washington Correspondent

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