Community Water Fluoridation
Community water fluoridation is a safe and cost-effective prevention measure that provides protection from dental decay throughout the lifespan, regardless of age, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Although tooth decay is both preventable and treatable, it remains the number one chronic disease affecting young children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes community water fluoridation as one of the ten greatest achievements in public health during the twentieth century.
Community Water Fluoridation: Train the Trainers
BOHMAC holds community water fluoridation trainings throughout the state. Below are resources with evidence-based information on fluoridation. If you are interested in learning more about our trainings, having a training in your area, or learning more about fluoridation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Massachusetts Office of Oral Health: Community Water Fluoridation Status
ADA Fluoride Facts (PDF)
Dr. John Fisher
Jane E. Crocker