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Perinatal Policy Brief

Access to Oral Health Care During the Perinatal Period: A Policy Brief was developed to help professionals and the public better understand the importance of oral health during the perinatal period. The brief describes barriers to accessing oral health services and information—including myths and misperceptions—and presents potential solutions. (8 pages)
Maternal Oral Health Resource Guide cover image Maternal Oral Health Resource Guide provides information aimed at improving oral health care for pregnant women. It is divided into three sections: journal articles, materials, and organizations. (32 pages)
Consensus Statement Cover

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement—Summary of an Expert Workgroup Meeting. This document is intended to help professionals working in states and communities plan, develop, and implement programs to help ensure that pregnant women receive optimal oral health services. (20 pages)


Oral Health During Pregnancy Resource Guide Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A Resource Guide provides information about efforts to ensure that pregnant women receive optimal oral health services. The first section lists journal articles; the second section describes materials including brochures and handouts, guidelines, meeting summaries, mobile services, policy briefs, program reports, tools, and webcasts and webinars; and the third section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, resource centers, and national coalitions that may serve as resources. (28 pages)
perio summary report

Research to Policy and Practice Forum: Periodontal Health and Birth Outcomes: Summary of a Meeting of Maternal, Child, and Oral Health Experts is a report from a December 2006 forum that addressed the relationship between periodontal health and birth outcomes. Meeting materials are also posted online. (26 pages)

Pregnancy brochure  Spanish pregnancy brochure

Two Healthy Smiles: Tips to Keep You and Your Baby Healthy is about the importance of oral hygiene and oral health care during pregnancy. Topics include brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental checkups and treatment. (2 pages)

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