waterBEST is a research study to see if if fluoride in bottled water can help prevent cavities in early childhood.
At the start of the study, you will be given 5-gallon bottles of water and a dispenser to use throughout the study. A member of the study staff will call you monthly to see if you need more water. If you need more water and member of the study staff will visit your house and replace empty water bottles. Every 3 months, a member of the study staff will check in with you and your child to see how you're doing. Once a year, a registered dental hygienist will visit your child for a dental screening. At the same visit, fingernail clippings from your child will be collected. When your child turns 4, a dentist will conduct an exam to measure the amount of tooth decay.
Up to $480
Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.
Pediatric and Public Health
Clinical or Medical
Child and Teen Health
Mouth and Teeth
Parents of Children