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Directory of Fluoride Levels in New Jersey Water (1998)- Archived Summary

Practice Number: 33002
Submitted By: New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services
Submission Date: March 2002
Last Reviewed: March 2002
Last Updated: March 2002
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The Directory of Fluoride Levels in New Jersey Water (1998) was prepared as a resource for the identification of fluoride levels in local community water supplies. The majority of data for the Directory was obtained from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resources, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water. The regional oral health coordinators also conducted telephone interviews with representatives of the local water purveyors throughout the 21 counties of the state to collect the fluoride level data of the community water systems and private wells. The Directory contains two components. The first component documents fluoride levels by county and municipality while the second component contains the names and telephone numbers of water purveyors in the state. The Directory also identifies the number of active community water systems in New Jersey, as well as an estimate of the number of private wells. A Supplemental Fluoride Dosage Schedule was included to facilitate prescribing of fluoride for children residing in areas with sub-optimal fluoride levels. Financial support for the printing and distribution of the Directory of Fluoride Levels in New Jersey Water (1998) was provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the New Jersey Dental Association. The Directory of Fluoride Levels in New Jersey Water (1998) was distributed to the New Jersey Dental Association, Medical Society of New Jersey, local health departments, the NJ State Nurses' Association, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - NJ Dental School, and NJ Women Infant and Children (WIC) program. Agencies and professional organizations use this directory to encourage fluoride supplementation in areas lacking optimal levels of fluoride in the drinking water.

Contact Person(s) for Inquiries:

Beverly Kupiec, PhD, RN, Coordinator, School and Oral Health Program, NJ Department of Health & Senior Services, PO Box 364, Tenton, NJ 08625-0364, Phone: 609-943-5749, Email: