This special Compendium eBook offers two continuing education (CE) articles on topics showing how to care for patients who are pregnant or new mothers. The first CE explains how dental professionals should take an interdisciplinary approach to their patients who are pregnant by collaborating with the woman’s perinatal team for optimal oral health before, during, and after pregnancy. The second CE further defines the dental team’s role in maternal and child oral health during and after pregnancy. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE1: Collaborating With the Perinatal Team for Optimal Oral Health Before, During, and After a Healthy Pregnancy David C. Alexander, BDS, MSc, DDPH; Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Sachin Shenoy, MD; and Irina F. Dragan, DDS, MS
In the first CE, collaboration between dentists and the perinatal team is expressed as an essential component of dental healthcare for pregnant women and infants. Current guidelines foster this teamwork and define the roles of healthcare providers to support the care of these patients. By recognizing maternal oral changes that occur during pregnancy, providers may more effectively offer diagnosis and referral and organize and deliver comprehensive oral care. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Dental Team’s Role in Maternal and Child Oral Health During and After Pregnancy Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; David C. Alexander, BDS, MSc, DDPH; Irina F. Dragan, DDS, MS; and Stephen C. Mitchell, DMD, MS
The second CE article addresses considerations during and after pregnancy to ensure mother and child can follow a path to a future of good oral health. The article identifies risk factors that can determine poor dental health for the child, describes appropriate perinatal interventions to foster healthy oral conditions in a child’s early years, and reviews recommendations for establishing a dental home. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC