- Ajesh George
- Maree Johnson
- Hannah Dahlen
- Shilpi Ajwani
- Sameer Bhole
- Jenny Reath
COHS NSW: Centre for Oral Health Strategy NSW
ADA NSW: Australian Dental Association NSW Branch
SLHD: Sydney Local Health District
SDH: Sydney Dental Hospital
Despite the importance of oral health care during pregnancy, pregnant women rarely seek dental care during pregnancy. There are significant provider barriers that further exacerbate this problem, including a lack of clear consensus among dentists and antenatal care providers regarding perinatal oral health care. The aim of this study is to develop, implement and evaluate perinatal oral health (PERIOH) guidelines for antenatal and dental care providers in Australia.
Aims & Objectives
The aim of this study is to develop, implement and evaluate perinatal oral health (PERIOH) guidelines for antenatal and dental care providers in Australia. This project will be conducted over three phases to form a multidisciplinary committee, conduct pilot work, and develop and evaluate the guidelines.
Alignment with ACIOH’s themes
ANTENATAL PROVIDERS & ORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
This study aims to develop and implement perinatal and oral health guidelines for practitioners.
By developing and implementing appropriate guidelines, women can be better supported to obtain oral health care during pregnancy.