The Hillsdale water treatment facility recently received a quality achievement award for its high-quality fluoridation practice. Pictured are:(l to r) Jerry Sicks, Kerby Ferrell, Todd Bauer, Lisa Elmore, Mike Kessler and Tye Gordon. Photo courtesy of Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo

The Hillsdale water treatment facility recently received a quality achievement award for its high-quality fluoridation practice. Pictured are:(l to r) Jerry Sicks, Kerby Ferrell, Todd Bauer, Lisa Elmore, Mike Kessler and Tye Gordon. Photo courtesy of Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo

Gardner’s Hillsdale Water Treatment Facility received a quality achievement award for its high-quality fluoridation practice of consistently adjusting the water fluoride content to the appropriate levels. The proper fluoride adjustments serve as a safe and effective method to prevent tooth decay.
This is the first year Oral Health Kansas, Inc. and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Oral Health presented cities with achievement awards for accurate fluoride adjustments, and Gardner was one of only 29 cities in Kansas to receive such recognition for their performance in 2014.
“The practice of ensuring proper fluoride quantity is a vital component to our community’s oral health,” Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Gardner city administrator, said. “I want to congratulate the Hillsdale staff for earning this award for their exceptional work.”
The Gardner Hillsdale Water Treatment Facility staff consists of Lisa Elmore, supervisor, and Mike Kessler, Jerry Sicks, Todd Bauer, Kerby Ferrell and Tye Gordon.