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Evaluation Of A Midwifery Initiated Oral Health-Dental Service Program To Improve Oral Health And Birth Outcomes For Pregnant Women: A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial, Ajesh George, Hannah G. Dahlen, Anthony Blinkhorn, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, Sharon Ellis, Anthony Yeo, Emma Elcombe, Maree Johnson Jan 2018

Evaluation Of A Midwifery Initiated Oral Health-Dental Service Program To Improve Oral Health And Birth Outcomes For Pregnant Women: A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial, Ajesh George, Hannah G. Dahlen, Anthony Blinkhorn, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, Sharon Ellis, Anthony Yeo, Emma Elcombe, Maree Johnson

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Background: Oral health care during pregnancy is important for the health of the mother and child. However, pregnant women have limited knowledge about maternal oral health and seldom seek dental care. Further, due to limited training antenatal care providers like midwives rarely discuss oral health with pregnant women. The Midwifery-Initiated Oral Health Dental Service program was developed to address current gaps in oral promotional interventions during pregnancy. Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of a Midwifery-Initiated Oral Health Dental Service program in improving uptake of dental services, oral health knowledge, quality of oral health, oral health status and birth outcomes of ...