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Perinatal Oral Health: Clinical Guidelines and Best Practices


September 26, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

“Pregnant women” and “dental care” are two phrases usually guaranteed to produce uncertainty in dentists. Both research evidence and common sense reveal many reasons why the perinatal period is an optimum time to provide necessary dental care. Dentists and allied dental professionals can promote the health of both mother and child. This presentation will review the latest research on how a woman’s oral health may affect her children and current clinical guidelines for providing appropriate preventive and restorative treatment to pregnant women.

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You Will Learn

  • The effects of maternal oral health on families
  • Why pregnancy provides opportunity to provide oral health interventions for women
  • The elements of clinical prevention and treatment guidelines for pregnant women
  • Practical tips for making dental care more comfortable for patient AND provider

Who Should Attend

All dentists and allied dental professionals are encouraged to attend this informative program.

Tuition: $75 (includes light sandwich supper)
Program: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Check-In: 5:30 pm
Credits: This activity is designated for 2 units of continuing education credit.


Irene V. Hilton, DDS, MPH, received her DDS from the University of California, San Francisco, her MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF’s School of Medicine and in the Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health at UCSF’s School of Dentistry. She has worked as a clinical dentist with the SF Department of Public Health since 1989, and is the dental consultant for the National Network for Oral Health Access.

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