Free Dental Screenings and Fluoride Varnishes for Children

In the spirit of National Children’s Dental Health Month, San Juan Basin Public Health is offering free dental screenings and fluoride varnishes for any child age one to five years. Kari Plante, RDH, Regional Oral Health Specialist, will be available for walk-in dental appointments at San Juan Basin Public Health offices on Mar. 5, [...]

By | 2018-02-01T08:43:10+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Dental, Events, Public Service Announcements, WIC|Comments Off on Free Dental Screenings and Fluoride Varnishes for Children

The latest information from State health department on Community Water Fluoridation

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Oral Health Unit, in collaboration with the Safe Drinking Water Program, administers the community water fluoridation program ensuring that the addition of fluoride is in accordance with the latest scientific, dental and health guidelines. Community water fluoridation is an evidence-based, cost-effective public health benefit. Over seventy [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:10:26+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental|Comments Off on The latest information from State health department on Community Water Fluoridation

School District 9-R endorses keeping fluoride in water

Reposted from Durango Herald, Mar. 15 The Durango School District 9-R board waded into the fluoride debate Tuesday night, endorsing keeping the mineral in the city of Durango’s water. The issue will go to city voters as ordinance 1A. A “yes” vote in the April 4 election would mean the city would discontinue adding [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:11:07+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental|Comments Off on School District 9-R endorses keeping fluoride in water

Water fluoridation saves Americans over $6 billion in dental work

Reposted from CU ANSCHUTZ TODAY Americans enjoyed savings of $32 per capita in tooth decay prevention, according to a national assessment of fluoridation by Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) researchers published in Health Affairs.  Researchers found that in 2013 more than 211 million people had access to fluoridated water through community water systems serving [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:13:19+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental|Comments Off on Water fluoridation saves Americans over $6 billion in dental work

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

In the spirit of National Children’s Dental Health Month, San Juan Basin Public Health is offering free dental screenings and fluoride varnishes for any child age one to five years. Kari Plante, RDH, Regional Oral Health Specialist, will be available in: Durango on February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 Ignacio on February [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:13:49+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental, Events, Public Service Announcements, WIC|Comments Off on February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
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