Washington Oral Health Foundation staff attended the School Nurses of Washington Annual Spring meeting this past week, using the opportunity to reach out to attending nurses and talk with them about their school district’s needs. Currently, some 800+ schools across the state have been “adopted” through WOHF’s innovative Adopt-A-School program that connects school nurses with local dental offices to help students with emergency dental needs. Still, many schools lack participating dentists.
On March 1, the University of North Carolina released a report on the effects of fluoridated drinking water on dental caries in Australian adults. The report, which was published in the Journal of Dental Research, showed that adults with greater lifetime exposure to fluoridated water had lower levels of caries experience.