The Minister for Health and Children, Micheál Martin TD established the Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health in April 2004. The Minister for Health Simon Harris has recently appointed a new Expert Body, its term of office is for 5 years.

The work of the Expert Body is to identify and implement the necessary measures to ensure that this vital element of public health policy is delivered in line with its Terms of Reference and that the systems employed to give effect to these are sound, transparent, and meet the highest standards of quality assurance and accountability.

Professor Suresh Pillai was appointed Chairman of the Expert Body by the Minister for Health Simon Harris on 1st November 2017.