Online Program

Community Water Fluoridation: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jane Grover, DDS MPH, Council on Access Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, American Dental Association, Illinois, IL
The National Fluoridation Advisory Committee of the American Dental Association gathers fluoridation data from dentist members, state and local dental societies, oral health coalitions, state dental directors and other fluoridation collaborators. Additional information is obtained through Internet alert systems, news sources, Websites and Facebook pages (including those philosophically opposed to fluoridation.) The data are reviewed in detail so that summarizing activity, votes, outcomes and trends related to community water fluoridation can be used to assist those on the front lines of this critically needed public health measure. Future challenges to water fluoridation can be expected but opportunities exist to extend the benefits of fluoridation and meet the Healthy People 2020 Objective through effective campaign strategies.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss early signs of challenges to community water fluoridation Describe strategies to retain or initiate community water fluoridation Identify current trends in water fluoridation challenges

Keyword(s): Oral Health, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: N/A

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: My role as the Director of the Council on Access Prevention and Interprofessional Relations with the American Dental Association interacts with the National Fluoridation Advisory Committee. I previously was a Dental Director of a Community Health Center which also dealt with community water fluoridation issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.