Cost of fluoridation: 44 Florida communities.

  title={Cost of fluoridation: 44 Florida communities.},
  author={Marieke Ringelberg and Steven J. Allen and Lawrence J Brown},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  volume={52 2},
Previous data relating to the cost of fluoridation often do not include annualized costs or costs for labor and maintenance. The purpose of this study was to estimate accurately current costs for initiating and maintaining fluoridation and to develop a methodology that can be used to provide the cost basis for further cost-effectiveness studies. The data were collected from 44 Florida communities that had initiated community water fluoridation between 1981 and 1989. Equipment, installation, and… CONTINUE READING