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Supporting Oral Health in Pregnancy

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Providing dental care to pregnant patients is both safe and necessary to ensure the health of both mothers and infants.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. List the factors that influence oral health during pregnancy, and those affecting patient comfort while receiving dental care.
  2. Identify common oral conditions experienced by pregnant patients, and the need for preventive care and treatment.
  3. Discuss the transmission of cariogenic bacteria from mother to child, and adjunctive methods for maintaining oral hygiene during pregnancy.
  4. Explain when national guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy were issued, and when medical clearance is needed before providing oral health services to this patient population.

This course was published in the February 2017 issue and expires February 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated. 


Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ada.org/cerp. Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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