Mackay Regional Council has rejected funding an oral health education program is schools despite removing fluoride from the region's water supply earlier this month.
THE final debate on fluoride and dental heath in Mackay may have taken place, with a council-funded oral health education program for schools rejected by the Mackay Regional Council.
Implementation of an oral health education program was proposed at the council's Infrastructure and Services Standing Committee meeting as a result of fluoride being taken out of Mackay's water supply.
"Mackay Oral Health has been approached by several parents' groups and child health nurses to enquire what Queensland Health will be providing to compensate for the water fluoridation that has been ceased,” a report before the committee said.
"Mackay Oral Health feedback is that there is an inability to provide any additional services to what they are already providing and it will require additional resources.”.......