Community Water Fluoridation Reduced Dental Caries in Australian Adults Born Before its Widespread Implementation at Least as Much as After its Widespread Adoption

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Effects of fluoridated drinking water on dental caries in Australian adults.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Slade GD, Sanders AE, Do L, Roberts-Thomson K, Spencer AJ.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Dent Res 2013;92:376.


Vinicius N. Tavares, DDS, MPH, Jayanth V. Kumar, DDS, MPH


This study investigated the long term caries-prevention benefits of community water fluoridation for individuals born before its widespread implementation

Source of Funding

Government: National Health and Medical Research Council grants Industry: Colgate-Palmolive, New York, USA provided gifts for study participants Other: Australian Dental Association and state and territory health departments and dental services

Type of Study/Design

Retrospective cohort study

Level of Evidence

Level 2

Strength of Recommendation grade

Not applicable

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