From the Front Line

ADA Hosts Celebration of 70 Years of Water Fluoridation

September 21, 2015 Campaign for Dental Health News Partners in Fluoride

Marking an important public health anniversary, 90 people from 28 states and two countries came together at the American Dental Association (ADA) Headquarters on September 11-12 to celebrate water fluoridation and the positive effect it has had on the public's oral health. Dr Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for… » Read Full Post

Monster Free Mouths Movement

September 17, 2015 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Partners in Fluoride

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has launched a new consumer-friendly hub on for the Monster-Free Mouths Movement. The hub is designed to cater to the on-the-go lifestyle demands of parents and caregivers and will be updated throughout the year with diverse educational resources to remain timely and… » Read Full Post

Reducing Early Childhood Tooth Decay: Approaches in Medicaid Issue Briefs

September 15, 2015 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Medicaid spends billions of dollars every year on dental care for children, but their oral health is not improving. States across the nation are redesigning their health care systems to achieve the three-part aim of higher quality health care, healthier populations, and lower per capita costs. You can help ensure… » Read Full Post

Michigan Caries Prevention Program Launches Provider Training at Hurley Medical Center in Flint

September 10, 2015 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Partners in Fluoride

The Michigan Caries Prevention Program has officially launched its first provider training with the Hurley Medical Center Pediatric Residency program. These physicians received training to act as a first line of defense against the most common chronic disease among children today - tooth decay. A majority of children see a pediatrician… » Read Full Post

Mighty Mouths Campaign

September 8, 2015 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Partners in Fluoride

The Mighty Mouths campaign is all about helping people understand that oral disease can be prevented and that good oral health is essential to overall health. It's time to put the mouth back into the body and stop the artificial separation of oral health from overall health. Physicians, dentists, fitness… » Read Full Post

Eustis, Florida Votes to Continue Fluoridating

September 2, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride in the News

On August, 20, 2015, the City Council of Eustis, Florida voted to continue to fluoridate the water supply after hearing from a variety of experts, including State Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla), himself a dentist. According to this report, “Hays had warned commissioners that ceasing the fluoridation of water would be… » Read Full Post

Preserving and Implementing Water Fluoridation in Your Community: A Community Toolkit!

September 1, 2015 Partners in Fluoride

Whether you have a great deal of knowledge about community water fluoridation or none at all, this Community Toolkit is for you! What are the most effective messages for gaining support? Who are your allies and how do you engage them? How do you build community support? The answers can… » Read Full Post

Martinsville, Virginia City Council votes to retain fluoridated water

September 1, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride in the News

The Martinsville, Virginia City Council voted on August 25, 2015 to continue community water fluoridation (CWF). Despite a vocal campaign by fluoride opponents, Martinsville joins a growing number of municipalities to reject attempts to deprive residents of the benefits of fluoridated water. In 2014, water fluoridation was challenged in 88… » Read Full Post

Largest City in the State that Discovered the Benefits of Fluoride in Water Votes to Continue Fluoridation

August 31, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride in the News

Last week the Denver Board of Water Commissioners voted to continue to fluoridate its municipal water systems, guaranteeing the 1.3 million people it serves the ongoing benefit to their dental health. The Resolution provides an eloquent explanation of the Water Board’s process, rationale, and findings, and places these in the… » Read Full Post

Austin Residents to Continue to Benefit from Fluoridation

August 27, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride in the News

The city of Austin, Texas will continue to provide its residents with the benefits of community water fluoridation (CWF) after a proposal to end the public health practice failed to advance before two city committees. Austin began its fluoridation program in 1973 following a public vote to initiate the practice.… » Read Full Post

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