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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Fluoridation and Fluoride Varnishes: Current Approaches
4150.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Fluoridation and Fluoride Varnishes: Current Approaches
The use of fluorides has made a significant impact on preventing dental caries in the United States. Community water fluoridation has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of ten great public health achievements of the 20th century. This public health intervention continues to safely and effectively reduce dental caries prevalence and severity. Unfortunately, there are still over 100 million Americans not living in fluoridated communities and fluoridation is still challenged in some communities. Fluoride is now used in many different ways to prevent dental caries. New preventive approaches are being utilized to maximize the benefits of fluoride to prevent dental decay.
Learning Objectives: 1. Learn current issues affecting further progress in extending Community Water Fluoridation to additional communities. 2. Describe the safety issues of Community Water Fluoridation 3. Learn about new preventive approaches.
Moderator(s):Amos S. Deinard, MD, MPH
12:30 PMWater fluoridation at 60: Perspectives on progress and future directions
Scott M. Presson, DDS, MPH
12:48 PMSafety of community water fluoridation  [ Recorded presentation ]
Howard F. Pollick, BDS, MPH
1:06 PMKIDS SMILE: Kentucky's Screening and Fluoride Varnish Program for Children by non dentists  [ Recorded presentation ]
James C. Cecil, DMD, MPH, Gerald A. Ferretti, DDS, MS, MPH, Lorie Wayne Chesnut, BA
1:24 PMFluoridation fluorishes
Julie Ann Janssen, RDH, MA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Oral Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Oral Health

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA