Maternity and Oral Health

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 3, 2020

The purpose of the educational activity is to increase oral health awareness among pregnant woman and educate on ways to prevent caries.        

12:00 – 12:15

The importance of good oral care during pregnancy and postpartum

The physiological changes that occur related to oral health during pregnancy

Common maternal oral health misconceptions and barriers to maternal oral health

The benefits of a balanced maternal diet

Danette L. Shaffer Jasmine Morale

Danette L. Shaffer Alaina Stango

12:15-12:30

Review of infant oral care, early childhood caries, vertical/horizontal transmission, and prevention of dental decay

Danette L. Shaffer Alaina Stango

Jasmine Morale

12:30-1:00

Presentation of infant methods and potential effects on oral health to include cleft palate/lip, tongue, and lip ties

Discussion regarding PRAMS, advocacy, and legislative trends in PA

Alaina Stango

 

Danette L. Shaffer

        

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

1.  Describe and discuss the importance of prenatal oral health and the relation of oral health to pregnancy outcomes

2.  Identify common misconceptions and barriers related to maternal oral health

3.  Describe and discuss the concept of balanced maternal nutrition

4.  Discuss feeding methods and oral care during infancy; as well as, how to recognize and prevent early childhood dental caries

5.  Describe the current Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), advocacy, and legislative trends within PA

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/21/2020
Course expires: 
10/30/2020
Event starts: 
11/03/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
11/03/2020 - 1:00pm

12:00 – 12:15

The importance of good oral care during pregnancy and postpartum

The physiological changes that occur related to oral health during pregnancy

Common maternal oral health misconceptions and barriers to maternal oral health

The benefits of a balanced maternal diet

Danette L. Shaffer Jasmine Morale

Danette L. Shaffer Alaina Stango

12:15-12:30

Review of infant oral care, early childhood caries, vertical/horizontal transmission, and prevention of dental decay

Danette L. Shaffer Alaina Stango

Jasmine Morale

12:30-1:00

Presentation of infant methods and potential effects on oral health to include cleft palate/lip, tongue, and lip ties

Discussion regarding PRAMS, advocacy, and legislative trends in PA

Alaina Stango

 

Danette L. Shaffer

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
United States

Jasmine Morales, RDH, PHDHP  -   UPMC for You PHDHP

Danette L. Shaffer RDH, PHDHP, M.Ed - - UPMC for You Health Plan/PHDHP

Alaina Stango, RDH, PHDHP, B.S. -  UPMC/ PHDHP

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

SW CE will be provided:  1 CE and sent from the Pitt School of Social Work

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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