Task force wants physicians to prescribe fluoride supplements
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 17, 2004
Primary care clinicians who practice in areas where the water supply is deficient in fluoride should prescribe oral fluoride supplements to preschool children older than 6 months, a task force said. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation is in the May American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Dosage recommendations are based on the fluoride level of the local community's water supply and are available online (link).
Additional task force recommendations and other materials for clinicians also are available online (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/05/17/prbf0517.htm.