The video and presentation slides from the December session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds,“Community Water Fluoridation: A Vital 21st Century Public Health Intervention” held on Tuesday, December 17 are now available at http://www.cdc.gov/about/
For nearly 70 years, community water fluoridation has been used to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health. Community water fluoridation (CWF) is not only safe and effective, but also cost-saving – yielding approximately $38 savings in dental treatment costs for every $1 invested. CDC has recognized water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. While there has been a notable increase during the early part of this century in the number of persons with access to CWF, CDC along with state and local health departments and other public health partners face ongoing challenges in promoting and expanding CWF.
This Grand Rounds session focused on CWF as a community-wide strategy that remains important for maintaining and promoting oral health.
Future Grand Rounds topics include measuring science impact, and youth violence.
Continuing education for Grand Rounds is available and ALL Continuing Education for Grand Rounds are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training & Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, email or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.