Position Statement by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

“The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports community water fluoridation (CWF) as an effective and equitable approach to helping prevent dental decay. The evidence clearly demonstrates that CWF protects the oral and overall health of communities. All levels of government must take steps to ensure that all Canadians benefit from CWF. Municipal governments should provide fluoridated water for residents. Provincial/territorial governments should amend pertinent legislation and regulations to require CWF for all municipal drinking water systems when source-water levels are below the optimal concentration range. Finally, the federal government must take a leadership role in developing a national community water fluoridation strategy, including investments in education about the science and evidence to support this vital preventive public health initiative.”

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Seong Eon Ha (하성언) University of Calgary Correspondence to: haseongeon@gmail.com