4.02 Maternal and Infant Oral Health

Presenter: Dana Shaffer

Title: Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner

Organization: UPMC For You/UPMC Health Plan

Co-Presenter: Jasmine Morales

Title: Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner

Organization: UPMC For You/UPMC Health Plan

Workshop Description
The Maternal and Infant Oral Health presentation addresses oral health of the mother during pregnancy and postpartum, and for the infant. Topics discussed include prenatal oral health, pregnancy outcomes, common oral disease during pregnancy, misconceptions and barriers towards maternal oral health, nutrition, infant feeding methods and their potential effects on oral health, early childhood caries, and ways to prevent dental caries. Links to several resources will be shared for the pregnant mom and health care professionals.