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Promoting Oral Health During Pregnancy: Update on Activities

Though the ADA House of Delegates passed joint resolutions addressing the importance of oral health during pregnancy back in 2014, there are still dentists who question whether they should be treating pregnant women.

Though the ADA House of Delegates passed joint resolutions addressing the importance of oral health during pregnancy back in 2014, there are still dentists who question whether they should be treating pregnant women.  Our colleagues at the Maternal and Child National Oral Health Resource Center have just released its seventh in a series of updates highlighting how local dentists can embrace this knowledge and improve the oral health of pregnant women and the children that they are bringing eventually into their practices.

Promoting Oral Health During Pregnancy: Update on Activities highlights national, state, and local activities focusing on oral health care for pregnant women. The update provides information about activities of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care project, which is working with project teams to implement strategies to integrate interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies into primary care and ultimately improve access to oral health care. Descriptions of resources such as briefs, guides, handouts, reports, toolkits, and trainings for health professionals and consumers, as well as journal articles, are included.

Past issues of Promoting Oral Health During Pregnancy: Update on Activities are available online.

 
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