Fluoridation Status of U. S. Army Conus Installations
ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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At the request of the Division of Oral Health of the Centers for Disease Control and the Directory of Dental Services, Health Services Command HSC, a cross-sectional study was initiated to determine the fluoridation status of Army community drinking water. All HSC DENTACs and the majority of the subcommands participated in the survey. Fifty-eight installations reported fluoride levels within the optimal range 0.7 to 1.2 ppm while 16 installations reported fluoride concentrations below 0.7 ppm and 3 reported levels above 1.2 ppm. The results suggest that greater efforts must be employed to insure all installation water supplies provide optimal levels of fluoridation in order to derive maximum effectiveness and to prevent the development of dental fluorosis. Fluoride, Fluoridation, U.S. Army, Dental services.
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