The Importance of Maternal-Infant Oral Health
As the link between maternal and infant oral health becomes more clear, dental hygiene practice must also evolve to reflect this new knowledge.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the relationship of maternal-infant health within the context of oral microbiomes.
- Discuss the importance of maternal-infant oral health before, during, and after pregnancy.
- Identify how the dental hygienist can support maternal-infant oral health in clinical practice.
This course was issued in December 2019 and expires December 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.