Dental Health Community Based Programs
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. The chart shows the number of Palm Beach County residents receiving fluoridated water from community water systems.
Name of Community
Fluoridation Start Date
Receives water from Palm Beach County Water Utilities
Also serves Sand & Sea Village MHP
Receives water from Delray
Palm Beach County Water Utilities.
Includes Century Village South. Absorbed Glades Utilities Authority in 2013 which included the following with their original fluoridation start dates:
Belle Glade - 11/1/1956
Pahokee - 12/1/1996
South Bay - 10/1/1999
Lake Harbor -10/1/1999
*Second start date. Original start date was 1/1/2002.
West Palm Beach
Serves the towns of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach and South Palm Beach.
+Total Population Served
Head Start Screenings
Dental screenings are provided for children in Head Start Programs at multiple centers in these organizations in Palm Beach County: Palm Beach County School District, Lutheran Services Florida, Early Learning Coalition, and Redlands Christian Migrant Association. 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.