Community Water Fluoridation, History, Science, & Public Health Impact
July 7, 2021, 1:30-3:00 PM (ET)
Adam Barefoot, DMD, MPH
Director of Oral Health
Georgia Department of Health
Passcode: PMGR_0707 (if asked)
Remote Participation Only
Tune into July’s Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds to learn about the history and science of community water fluoridation and its impact for public health.
Because of its contribution to the large decline in cavities in the United States since the 1960s, CDC named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.
In this grand rounds presentation, our presenter will discuss the origins and history of community water fluoridation, how the biological and chemical process benefits teeth and reduces cavities, the current infrastructure and landscape, and some recent challenges.
Remote Attendance, Continuing Education, & More
Continuing education (CE) is available and there is no cost for this activity.
What is Grand Rounds?
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly scientific presentation featuring the important work that CDC is doing in the United States and around the world to protect people and save lives. Experts discuss major public health issues, key challenges, cutting-edge scientific evidence, potential solutions, and recent developments. Each session is the result of a rigorous process which takes months to prepare. This attention to detail ensures that our audiences receive up-to-date, scientifically accurate, and usable information. Grand Rounds welcomes clinicians, researchers, students of public health, medicine and nursing, and the public that we serve to attend in person or watch the live webcast. Did you miss the live session? No worries! We invite you to watch Grand Rounds on our “On Demand” page where we archive each session for your convenience. Free Continuing Education is available for most topics.
*Original article online at https://www.cdc.gov/grand-rounds/index.html?ACSTrackingID=USCDC_445-DM60856&ACSTrackingLabel=Public%20Health%20Impact%3A%20Fluoride%20in%20Water&deliveryName=USCDC_445-DM60856