The Midwifery Initiated Oral Health Program – The MIOH program

  1. Tannous, K., George, A., Ahmed, M.U., Blinkhorn, A., Dahlen, H.G., Skinner, J., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Yaacoub, A., Srinivas, R., Johnson, M., (2021). Economic evaluation of the Midwifery-initiated Oral Health Dental Service program in Australia. BMJ Open. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047072
  2. Dahlen, H.G., Johnson, M., Farley, J., Patterson N.T, Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., khorn, A, Ellis, S., Srinivas, R., Yaacoub, A., Milat, A, Skinner, J., George, A. (2019). Process Evaluation of the Midwifery Initiated Oral Health-Dental Service Program: Perceptions of Midwives. Women and Birth; 32(2): e159-e165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.06.021
  3. George, A., Villarosa A., Patterson, T., Farley, J., Dahlen, H., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn, A., Srinivas, R., Yaacoub, A., Milat, A., Skinner, J., & Johnson, M. (2019). Perceptions of pregnant women towards the Midwifery-initiated Oral Health Dental Service program: A Process evaluation. Australian Dental Journal. 64(1):55-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/adj.12660
  4. Ajwani, S, Sousa, M.S.,Villarosa, A., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H.G., Hoolsema, J., Blinkhorn, A., Srinivas, R., Yaacoub, A., Milat, A., Skinner, J., George, A. (2019). Process evaluation of the Midwifery-initiated Oral Health Dental Service program: Perceptions of Dental Professionals. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 30(3):333-343. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.224
  5. George, A., Dahlen, H., Blinkhorn, A., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Ellis E., Yeo, A., Elcome, E., Johnson, M. (2018), ‘Evaluation of a midwifery initiated oral health-dental service program to improve oral health and birth outcomes for pregnant women: A Multi Centre Randomised Controlled Trial’, International Journal of Nursing Studies, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.006
  6. George, A., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Dahlen, H., Reath, J., Korda, A., Ng Chok, H., Miranda, C., Villarosa, A. and Johnson, M. (2017), ‘Knowledge, attitude and practices of dentists towards oral health care during pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey in New South Wales, Australia’, Australian Dental Journal, vol 62, 301-310
  7. George, A., Dahlen, H., Blinkhorn, A., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Ellis, S., Yeo, A., Elcombe, E., Sadozai, A. and Johnson, M. (2016), ‘Measuring oral health during pregnancy : sensitivity and specificity of a maternal oral screening (MOS) tool’, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 16
  8. George, A., Lang, G., Johnson, M., Ridge, A., De Silva, A., Ajwani, S., Dahlen, H., Yeo, A., Langdon, R. and [and five others], (2016), ‘The evaluation of an oral health education program for midwives in Australia’, Women and Birth, vol 29, no 3 , 208 – 213.
  9. Johnson, M., George, A., Dahlen, H., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn, A.,. Ellis S. & Yeo, A.E (2015) The Midwifery Initiated Oral Health-Dental Service Protocol: An intervention to improve oral health outcomes for pregnant women. BMC Oral Health, 15: 2. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6831-15-2
  10. George, A., Ajwani, S., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H., Blinkhorn, A., Bhole, S., Ellis, S., Zheng, C., Dawes, W. (2014) Developing and Testing of a midwifery Oral Health Screening Tool for Pregnant Women. Health care for Women International. DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2014.959170
  11. George, A., Duff, M., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H., Blinkhorn, A., Ellis S. Ajwani, S., & Bhole, S. (2014) Piloting of an oral health education program and knowledge test for midwives. Contemporary Nurse, 46 (2): 180-186
  12. George, A., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A., Dahlen, H., Ellis, S.,Zheng, C., Ajwani, S., (2013) Improving Maternal Oral Health in Australia through Midwifery and Dental Collaboration Journal of Dental Research, 92 (Special Issue C): 182566 (www.dentalresearch.org)
  13. George, A., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A., Ajwani, S., Ellis., S. Bhole, S. (2013). Views of pregnant women in South Western Sydney towards dental care and midwives promoting oral health. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24, 178-184
  14. George, A., Johnson, M., Reath, J., Dahlen, H., Bhole, S., Ajwani, S. & Korda, A., (2013) Oral Health Care During Pregnancy. Australian Nursing Journal (special issue women’s health/midwifery), 21 (3): 42
  15. George, A., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A., Ajwani, S, Bhole, S., Yeo, A.E. & Ellis, S. (2013) The oral health status, practices and knowledge of pregnant women in South-western Sydney. The Australian Dental Journal. 58 (1): 26-33.
  16. Johnson, M., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn, A., Dahlen, H., Ellis, S., George, A. (2013) Promoting Oral Health in Pregnant Women Through Midwifery Practice: An innovative approach. HNE Handover: For Nurses and Midwives Special Issue: Abstracts from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2013, 6(1), 32
  17. George, A., Johnson, M., Duff, M., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn, A., & Ellis, S. (2012) Midwives and oral health care during pregnancy: Perceptions of pregnant women in South-Western Sydney, Australia. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 21, 1087-1096.
  18. George, A. (2011) “Response to ‘Treatment of periodontal infection does not reduce the rates of poor pregnancy outcomes’”. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 9, 451
  19. George, A., Johnson, M., Duff, M., Blinkhorn, A., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S. & Ellis, S. (2011) Maintaining oral health during pregnancy: Perceptions of midwives in Southwest Sydney. Collegian. 18, 71-79
  20. George, A., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A., Ellis, S., Bhole, S. & Ajwani, S. (2010) Promoting oral health during pregnancy: Current evidence and implications for Australian midwives. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 19, 3324-3333
  21. George, A. & Johnson, M. Ellis, S. Dahlen, H., Blinkhorn, A., Bhole, S. & Ajwani, S. (2010) Promoting dental health in pregnant women: A new role for midwives in Australia. Australian Nursing Journal, 18(1), 37

  22. Conference abstracts
  23. George, A., Bhole, S., Farley, J., Ajwani, S., Dahlen, H., Srinivas, R., Blinkhorn, A., Yaacoub, A., Ellis E., Johnson, M. (2016) Midwifery-Dental intervention to improve oral health: A Process Evaluation. International Dental Journal, Special Issue: Abstracts of the 104Th FDI Annual Word Dental Congress, 66 (S1): 111-163. DOI: 10.1111/idj.12268, IF: 1.628
  24. George A, Johnson M, Dahlen H, Reath J, Ajwani S, Korda A, Bhole S, Miranda C & Ng Chok H (2015) Perinatal oral health: Perceptions of Antenatal Care providers in New South Wales, Australia. E-Posters. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 122: 6–15. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13366, ISSN: 1471-0528, IF: 3.728
  25. George, A., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A., Dahlen, H., Ellis, S.,Zheng, C., Ajwani, S., (2013) Improving Maternal Oral Health in Australia through Midwifery and Dental Collaboration Journal of Dental Research, 92 (Special Issue C): 182566 (www.dentalresearch.org) ISSN: 0022-0345, IF: 4.139
  26. Johnson, M., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn,A., Dahlen, H., Ellis, S., George, A. (2013) Promoting Oral Health In Pregnant Women Through Midwifery Practice: An Innovative Approach. HNE Handover: For Nurses and MidwivesSpecial Issue: Abstracts from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2013, 6 (1), 32, ISSN: 2201-179X
  27. Bhole, S., Ajwani, S., George, A., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A. & Ellis S. (2010). Oral Health Care Model for Pregnant Women in Southwest Sydney. Journal of Dental Research, 89 (Special Issue B): 138958 (www.dentalresearch.org), ISSN: 0022-0345, IF: 4.139

    Implementing and evaluating an oral health module for the WSU bachelor of midwifery program - The BMIOH program

  1. Duff, M., Dahlen, H., Burns, E., Priddis, H., Schmied, V. and George, A. (2017), ‘Designing an oral health module for the Bachelor of Midwifery program at an Australian university’, Nurse Education in Practice, vol 23 , pp 76 – 81.

    Developing perinatal oral health guidelines for dentists and prenatal care providers in Australia - The PERIOH program

  1. George, A., Dahlen, H., Reath, J., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Korda, A., Ng Chok, H., Miranda, C., Villarosa, A. and Johnson, M. (2016), ‘What do antenatal care providers understand and do about oral health care during pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey in New South Wales, Australia’, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 16.
  2. George, A., Shamim, S., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Yeo, A.E. (2012) How Do Dental and Prenatal Care Practitioners Perceive Dental Care During Pregnancy? Current Evidence and Implications. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 39 (3), 238-247
  3. George, A., Duff, M., Ajwani, S., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H., Blinkhorn, A., Ellis S. & Bhole, S. (2012) The development of an online education program for midwives in Australia to improve perinatal oral health. Journal of Perinatal Education, 21 (2), 112-122
  4. George, A., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H., Ajwani, S., Blinkhorn, A., Yeo, A.E., & Ellis, S. (2012). Perceptions of Dental and Health Professionals towards Perinatal Oral health. Journal of Dental Research, 91 (Special Issue B): 160412 (www.dentalresearch.org).
  5. George, A., Shamin, S., Johnson, M., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Blinkhorn, A., Ellis S. & Andrews, K. (2011). Periodontal treatment during pregnancy and birth outcomes: A meta-analysis of randomised trials. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 9, 122-147George, A., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A., and Ellis, S. (2010). Promoting Perinatal Oral Health in South-western Sydney: A Collaborative Approach. Journal of Dental Research, 89 (Special Issue C): 142301(www.dentalresearch.org)
  6. Bhole, S., Ajwani, S., George, A., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A. & Ellis S. (2010). Oral Health Care Model for Pregnant Women in Southwest Sydney. Journal of Dental Research, 89 (Special Issue B): 138958 (www.dentalresearch.org)
  7. George, A. & Johnson, M. (2009) Perinatal oral health care: Implications for midwives. Midwifery Matters, 27(4), 22-2

  8. Conference abstracts:
  9. George, A., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Dahlen, H., Ajwani, S., Blinkhorn, A., Yeo, A.E., & Ellis, S. (2012). Perceptions of Dental and Health Professionals towards Perinatal Oral health. Journal of Dental Research, 91 (Special Issue B): 160412 (www.dentalresearch.org), ISSN: 0022-0345, IF: 4.139
  10. George, A., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Johnson, M., Blinkhorn, A., and Ellis, S. (2010). Promoting Perinatal Oral Health in South-western Sydney: A Collaborative Approach. Journal of Dental Research, 89 (Special Issue C): 142301(www.dentalresearch.org), ISSN: 0022-0345, IF: 4.139