The purpose of this research project was to assess community members understanding of water fluoridation, and whether benefit and risk education changes perspective toward water fluoridation. The study used quantitative method research design. A survey was conducted in which fifty nine participants were surveyed before and after educational material about water fluoridation. This research design focused on 1) what are the risks and benefits of water fluoridation, 2) how much docs the public understand about water fluoridation, 3) should there be more educational material about water fluoridation.
The results indicated that with education about water fluoridation there is a shift in attitude towards water fluoridation. Understanding of the risks and benefits increased from 10.2% to 84.7%, and indicated that with more education participants were less likely to drink fluoridated water.