Monster Free Mouths Movement

September 17th, 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 mychildrensteeth.org 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 relevant. Resources on the site […]


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

September 10th, 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 for frequent well-child visits but […]


Mighty Mouths Campaign

September 8th, 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 professionals, Washington Dental Service Foundation and others […]


Youth Say YES! to Organizing for Better Oral Health

August 13th, 2015 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care, Partners in Fluoride

Guest Post by Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!)  Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) seeks to empower youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. As an organization, YES! strives to provide young people with opportunities that we normally do not receive. Why? Policies, systems, and environments in which we do not have a voice often adversely […]


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

May 12th, 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 users to filter up-to-date data […]


CDC Releases Statement on the Safety and Effectiveness of CWF

April 27th, 2015 Fluoride in the News, Partners in Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a statement supporting “the evidence regarding the safety and benefits of community water fluoridation.” The statement underlines the proven public health benefits of community water fluoridation (CWF) of “reducing and controlling tooth decay and promoting oral health across the lifespan.” The statement also stresses that […]


New CDH Project Advisory Committee Established and Gathers for Inaugural Meeting

October 23rd, 2014 Campaign for Dental Health News, Partners in Fluoride

The Campaign is pleased to announce the formation of the new CDH Project Advisory Committee (PAC). PAC members bring expertise and experience that will provide strategic oversight to the Campaign and its activities in the coming year. Jodie Silverman, MPA, Chairperson Ms Silverman is a Director of Special Projects with Health Resources in Action, overseeing […]


ADEA Sets the Record Straight about Fluoride

October 17th, 2014 Partners in Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

In the October issue of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Charting Progress newsletter, ADEA President and CEO Dr Rick Valachovic explains why community water fluoridation is such an important public health intervention. He discusses some of the recent challenges to fluoridation and takes the opportunity to debunk many myths about the practice. In a time […]


Iowa Cities Recognized for Fluoride Use

August 14th, 2014 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Partners in Fluoride

The Iowa Department of Health has announced that 11 Iowa water systems and communities have received fluoridation awards for their optimal use of fluoride. The awards were presented by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Association (ADA).