Seminar - 60 Minutes
The session will present information about how Tennessee went from a steady decline, over a 10-year period, of water systems removing fluoride. The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) used a top-down approach to implement a statewide “Fluoride Bundle” to address any and all issues concerning community water fluoridation. During the process we discovered allies from the water utilities, which were unable to speak out for or against fluoridation, but they could talk facts. With representation from TDH and the Tennessee Association of Utilities Districts (TAUD) the session will explain how Tennessee was able to present the correct message and cease the steady decline of community water fluoridation across the state.