June 23, 2024

VT School Based Fluoride Mouthrinse Program is being discontinued

The Vermont School Based Fluoride Mouthrinse Program that has been offered to our students for many years is being discontinued. The children will not be using the fluoride mouthrinse in school after the end of this month.

This decision, made by the Vermont Department of Health to no longer sponsor the program in Vermont Schools is based on low participation state wide, the inability to target the program to the children who would receive the most benefit and the waste (leftover mouthrinse) generated by the program. Funds used to support this program will be diverted to more targeted oral health interventions in the state.

Please discuss any concerns about your child’s need for a topical or systemic fluoride source with your dentist.