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Community Water Fluoridation Update

U.S. Public Health Service Recommendation for Fluoride Concentration in Drinking Water for the Prevention of Dental Caries

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

The Montana DEQ reports fluoride levels of all waters that have been tested.  Results are posted on the DEQ website, fluoride data.

To have water from a private well tested for fluoride content, a water sample can be sent to the Montana Environmental Lab by following the instructions and completing the following form.
Environmental lab water sample form and instructions

Montana Fluoride Levels by County

Physician Applied Fluoride Varnish

Physicians, physician assistants and advance practice nurses can bill for fluoride varnish applications as a preventive strategy for dental decay. Use code D1206 on CMS‐1500 claim form. If a child is determined to be at high risk based on a Caries-Risk Assessment up to six fluoride varnish applications per year are allowed. Medicaid Provider Relations can answer claim questions at (800)624-3958 or in Helena (406)442-1837.

Caries-Risk Assessment Tool
Resources for Ordering Fluoride Varnish
On-line Oral Health Training

American Dental Association

The ADA offers fluoride resources on public water systems to promote the benefits of fluoridation.   If  a child does not reside in a community with fluoridated water, the ADA also offers a Fluoride Supplement Dosage Schedule to guide providers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC Community Water Fluoridation website offers resources on the benefits of community water fluoridation.

Children’s Dental Health Project

Content includes resources related to evidence-based strategies to prevent tooth decay.  Fluoride Legislative User Information Database (FLUID) offers a comprehensive database of tools and research related to community water fluoridation.