September 25, 2019
by CTV News
A nation-wide shortage of fluoride mouth rinse means Nova Scotia’s school-based fluoride program will be skipping a year.
“It’s unfortunate that we’re faced with this unforeseen shortage, but this gives us the chance to readjust our delivery model in a way that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the program,” said Catherine Hebb, a director with Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Public Health.
NSHA offers the program to students in 129 public schools and serves 38 per cent of elementary students from Grades Primary to 6.
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