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Dental Health Community Based Programs

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

Community Water Fluoridation

Community water fluoridation, a proven and safe method to reduce dental decay, is available in various communities throughout Palm Beach County.  Florida Department of Health continues to advocate for the benefits of fluoride in the drinking water.

Name of Community

Fluoridation Start Date

Population Served


Receives water from Palm Beach County Water Utilities

Boynton Beach

Serves also Sand & Sea Village MHP

Century Village South

Receives water from Palm Beach County Water Utilities
Delray Beach4/1/9166,648

Glades Utilities Authority

       Belle Glade started on 11/1/56**

       Pahokee started on 12/1/96**

       South Bay started on 10/1/99**

       Lake Harbor started on 10/1/99**

**Was absorbed by Glades Utilities

   Authority in 2008


Receives water from Delray

Palm Beach County Water Utilities,

except for Glades Utilities Authority

West Palm Beach

Serves the towns of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach and South Palm Beach.
Total Population Served731,693

Head Start Screenings

Our dentists conduct annual dental screenings for the children of the Head Start Program at Palm State1853 College.  These screening exams allow the Head Start Program to refer only those students in need of dental treatment services to dental providers, thus saving the program the cost of unnecessary examinations.