Exploring the Myths and Misconceptions about Oral Health and Pregnancy

April 25, 2024
5:30 PM PT

Join CareQuest Institute and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for a webinar — featuring a dentist and an OBGYN — that will explore the oral health-obstetrics connection and provide up-to-date information for treating patients who are pregnant. Our expert panel will discuss the bidirectional relationship between oral health and perinatal outcomes, the impact of the oral microbiome on the fetal microbiome, and the FDA's amalgam update.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Apply the most recent guidelines for dental care in pregnant patients to clinical scenarios, integrating current research findings into treatment and care plans.
  • Analyze the factors contributing to the gap between current recommendations and clinical practice, including educational gaps and practitioner reluctance.

Evaluate strategies for enhancing collaboration between dental and obstetric professionals to improve perinatal outcomes.

Participants can earn 1 ADA CERP credit.


Jane Grover, DDS, MPH, Senior Director Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention, American Dental Association


Hector Chapa, MD, FACOG, Assistant Clinical Professor, OBGYN, Texas A&M University, 2024-25 ACOG Fellow At Large, Texas A&M Health, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Elizabeth Vi Simpson, DMD, General Dentist, Chair of the Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention for the American Dental Association, American Dental Association

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