5061.0 Oral Health - What Matters for Women and Children

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Despite decades of research, adverse pregnancy outcomes remain a significant public health problem. Multiple domestic and international studies are summarized and found an association between periodontal infection and adverse pregnancy outcomes while self reported perinatal health did not. Additionally use of non tap water as a risk to lower fluoride intake among children. 4815 also discussed.
Session Objectives: Discuss the uncertain relationship between periodontal infections and perinatal outcomes across multiple studies. Describe bottle and tap water drinking among infants, children and adolescents. Discuss potential impacts of non-stop water consumption on fluoride intake.
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD

8:30 AM
Maternal Periodontal Infection and Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Tara Trudnak, MPH, CPH, Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD and Chelsea Bowen, MPH
8:50 AM
Self-reported periodontal health and prematurity
Collin C. John, MD MPH, Martha D. Mullett, MD MPH, Richard Meckstroth, DDS and Gina Sharps, RDH BS
9:10 AM

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Oral Health, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)