Blog of the Maine CDC, Maine's Public Health Agency
Thursday, May 24, 2012
State Fluoridation Quality Award
Maine is one of nine states to receive the 2011 State Fluoridation Quality Award, jointly awarded May 1 by the Association of State & Territorial Dental Directors, the American Dental Association, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The award is in recognition of maintaining the quality of fluoridation as determined by the ability of fluoridating systems to conduct monitoring and consistently maintain optimal fluoride levels. To meet the standard for this award, more than 90% of Maine’s fluoridating systems documented that they maintained their levels for at least nine months in 2011. Maine has 66 public water systems that provide fluoridated water to 133 communities throughout the state, serving 80% of people who use public water supplies.