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Current Concepts in Preventive Dentistry

Course Number: 334


Both community water fluoridation (pre-eruptive fluoride) and topical fluoridation (post-eruptive fluoride) have proven to be an important mechanism in preventing dental caries in the U.S. Decades of research studies continue to show how water fluoridation has contributed to the decline in dental caries. However the post-eruptive (topical) effect of fluoride has played an even more vital role in reducing dental caries.