Monday Roundtable Luncheon
Both state and local-level oral health stakeholders work collaboratively to implement effective public health strategies to improve oral health outcomes for their residents. Community water fluoridation is an evidence-based intervention implemented to prevent tooth decay. In fact, water fluoridation is the best way to deliver the benefits of fluoride to all members of a community. On average, communities with water fluoridation experience 25% fewer cavities than those without; and see a return of $20 for every $1 invested. Unfortunately, funding for new or replacement equipment is often a barrier to implementing this effective intervention. This roundtable will highlight various funding resources that state partners may explore to procure new or replacement community water fluoridation equipment to assist with improving residents’ oral health outcomes.