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Pregnancy Outcomes and Oral Infections

Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD
Saturday, February 8
10:15 am - 11:00 am

For the past two decades, the link between periodontal diseases and adverse pregnancy outcomes has been extensively studied in both animal models and observational and experimental intervention trials. Although uncertainties still remain, patients need to be informed and provided with care according to the best available evidence. This presentation will explore the scientific rationale, discuss current epidemiologic data, and address results from intervention studies in order to provide oral health care professionals with an understanding of the association between oral infections and pregnancy outcomes.