Adverse Birth Outcomes and Oral Health
This literature review investigates the evidence surrounding the association between periodontal disease and preterm births and low birth weight.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the relationship between oral health and systemic health.
- Define adverse birth outcomes and identify risk factors.
- Explain the relationship between maternal periodontitis and adverse birth outcomes.
- Discuss the safety and importance of dental treatment during pregnancy.
This course was published in the September 2017 issue and expires September 2020. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.