From the Front Line

Communications and Public Health: the Vaccine and Fluoride Connection

July 7, 2015 Fluoride and Public Health

Contributed by: Brittany Seymour The field of health communication is rapidly evolving due to new and emerging social media modalities. In an age where information is literally and instantaneously at our fingertips, people are galvanized to seek answers and make health decisions more independently, relying less on the knowledge of… » Read Full Post

CDC Statement on the Cochrane Review

July 6, 2015 Fluoride in the News

The Division of Oral Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published comments on the recent Cochrane review of water fluoridation. The comments include a detailed comparison of the Public Health Service (PHS) recommendation that was released in April 2015 by the U.S. Department of Health… » Read Full Post

Lifetime Achievement Awards Presented at the Campaign for Dental Health’s Annual Meeting

July 1, 2015 Campaign for Dental Health News

At the Annual Fluoridation Meeting – Broadening Our Sphere of Influence, the Campaign for Dental Health was pleased to present our annual determination awards and our new lifetime achievement awards. [caption id="attachment_6569" align="alignright" width="300"] Pictured left to right: Myron Allukian, Jr, DDS, MPH; Chuck Haynie, MD; Ernie Newbrun, DMD, PhD;… » Read Full Post

The Cochrane Review of Community Water Fluoridation

June 22, 2015 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride in the News

In October 2000, the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force recommended community water fluoridation (CWF). In April 2013, the Task Force reaffirmed this recommendation and cited “strong evidence” of CWF’s ability to reduce the rate of tooth decay. A new review by the Cochrane Oral Health Group Review concludes that… » Read Full Post

Kids Need to Drink More Water

June 15, 2015 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

We know the oral health benefits of drinking fluoridated tap water. Regardless of age, race, income, or insurance status, people who drink fluoridated water protect their teeth by bathing them in low concentrations of fluoride every time they swallow. New research finds that children and adolescents aren’t getting enough. A… » Read Full Post

Bad News, But Plenty of Good

June 3, 2015 Fluoride in the News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a data brief showing that the dental health of U.S. adults is a good news, bad news kind of story. Let’s start with the bad news. Relying on data collected in 2011-12, the CDC reported that roughly nine in 10… » Read Full Post

CDC Launches Oral Health Data and Promotes My Water’s Fluoride

May 12, 2015 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Partners in Fluoride What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new database to track oral health information. Oral Health Data has replaced the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS), Oral Health Maps, and the Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health web sites. This new system will allow… » Read Full Post

Rockport, Massachusetts Votes to Retain Fluoridation!

May 7, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

After a somewhat contentious debate regarding the retention of community water fluoridation (CWF) in the small town of Rockport, Massachusetts, the residents have recognized the benefits of CWF and voted to retain the practice. Health advocates are pleased that Rockport will enjoy the benefits of CWF for years to come.… » Read Full Post

There’s No Reason to Argue About Fluoridation

May 6, 2015 Fluoride in the News

In Rockport, Massachusetts, opponents to community water fluoridation (CWF) continue to challenge the practice and The Boston Globe continues to fire back with solid reporting of the activities happening there. This time, Dante Ramos describes his experience attending a community forum on the topic and his interactions with some of… » Read Full Post

Celebrate Drinking Water Week 2015 and Toast to the Benefits of Fluoride

May 5, 2015 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

May 3-9, 2015 marks more than 35 years since the American Water Works Association and its members began celebrating Drinking Water Week. This event provides a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily… » Read Full Post

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