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Midwifery Initiated Oral Health
Poor oral health during pregnancy can have a significant impact on the health of the mother and the child. Poor maternal oral health may contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm or low birth-weight babies and an increase the chance of infants developing early dental decay.
Although there is still debate on the effectiveness of dental treatment in improving pregnancy outcomes, the general consensus is that dental treatment is safe and all pregnant women should receive a dental check early in their pregnancy. Midwives are in an excellent position to offer preventative oral health services involving screening, education and referral during the prenatal period.
The Midwifery Initiated Oral Health (MIOH) course discusses the current state of oral health care in Australia, outcomes of poor oral health, the anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity, and lastly screening and assessment processes.
All users are provided with 12 months access from the date of their purchase.
The course has been endorsed for 16 CPD Hours.
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