Promoting Oral Health
The Use of Salt Fluoridation to Prevent Dental Caries
PAHO Scientific Publication, No 615
ISBN-13    9789275116159 ISBN-10    9275116156
Order Number    16100615   
Price    CHF    44.00 / US$    52.80 Developing countries:    CHF    30.80
English     2005        124   pages
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This book bears witness to the effectiveness of salt fluoridation for the mass reduction of dental caries in the population. The first part traces the history of salt fluoridation programmes, beginning from the earliest attempts in Switzerland in the 1950s to more recent success stories in Europe and the Americas. The second section is a how-to treatise for planning, launching, running, monitoring, and evaluating salt fluoridation programmes. The third section presents recommendations for launching a salt fluoridation programme, blueprints for proposing and enacting salt fluoridation legislation, and detailed standardized research protocols and sample forms for conducting epidemiological research - all of them essential tools for policy makers, health planners, and health workers.