CDC Guidelines and Recommendations

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is the lead federal agency responsible for promoting oral health through public health interventions. is an important source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Following are the CDC guidelines and recommendations for:

Community Prevention Programs


Infection Control

Oral Cancer

School-Based Dental Sealant Programs

  • Gooch BF, Griffin SO, Gray SK, Kohn WG, Rozier RG, Siegal M, Fontana M, Brunson D, Carter N, Curtis DK, Donly KJ, Haering H, Hill LF, Hinson HP, Kumar J, Lampiris L, Mallatt M, Meyer DM, Miller WR, Sanzi-Schaedel SM, Simonson R, Truman BI, Zero DT. Preventing dental caries through school-based sealant programs: Updated recommendations and reviews of evidence. J Am Dent Assn 2009;140(11):1356–1365. View full text.*

Water Fluoridation

This information was obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at: