How the Data Systems Relate
The graphic below illustrates the relationships between and among the different Oral Health data systems.
The Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) also provides biennial data to the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS) and the Synopses. The Synopses provide data to NOHSS through a real-time link. WFRS also provides data in real-time to two systems—My Water's Fluoride (MWF) and the Oral Health Maps.
Although most of the data in the Synopses are updated annually, contact information for state and territorial dental directors is updated as soon as CDC is notified of changes.
Relationships between oral health data systems