Oral Health’s Involvement in Adverse Birth Outcomes
A literature review examining the evidence of an association between preterm births, low birth weight and periodontal disease.
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 the 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 issued in the November 2017 issue and expires 11/30/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.