ERIC Number: ED144928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Preventing Tooth Decay: A Guide for Implementing Self-Applied Fluoride in Schools.
National Inst. of Dental Research (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
This guidebook was developed to assist citizens in initiating programs to prevent tooth decay in young children through the use of fluoridation. It contains outlines for determining the needs of the school and community for fluoride in drinking water, and presents the various steps and activities that are necessary for developing and implementing a self-applied fluoride program in the school and the home. It provides sample letters for requesting parental consent, listings of supplies and personnel required, and instructions for conducting procedures in the classroom setting. A paper on the use of dietary fluoride supplements is included in the guidebook. Also included is a reprint of an article on the prevention of dental caries by mouthrinsing with solutions of neutral sodium fluoride. (JD)
Descriptors: Child Care, Community Health Services, Dental Health, Guides, Health Materials, Hygiene, Physical Health, School Health Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Dental Research (NIH), Bethesda, MD.