Oral Health Care of Pregnant Women and Newborns

Educating the health care professionals who work closely with women during pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and post-pregnancy can play a crucial role in promoting oral dental care of pregnant women and their newborns.

This online course is intended to build the capacity of primary care teams providing antenatal and postnatal care to improve oral health of pregnant mothers and their newborns.

Self-paced
Language: English
Not disease specific

Course information

Overview: Educating the health care professionals who work closely with women during pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and post-pregnancy can play a crucial role in promoting oral dental care of pregnant women and their newborns.

This online course is intended to build the capacity of primary care teams providing antenatal and postnatal care to improve oral health of pregnant mothers and their newborns.

This course is part of a series of four SEARO Courses on Oral Health. For a better learning experience, we recommend accessing the courses in the order listed below:

Course 1: Identifying oral diseases and promoting oral hygiene in primary healthcare setting

Course 2: Use of fluoride varnish to prevent dental caries

Course 3: Oral health care of pregnant women and newborns

Course 4: Phasing down dental amalgam and implementing environmentally sound practices to manage amalgam waste

Course duration: Approximately an hour and a half to complete.

Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course.

What you'll learn

  • Describe the importance of oral health in the antenatal period.
  • Outline the principles of providing oral health care during the antenatal period.

Who this course is for

  • Primary care teams providing antenatal and postnatal care.

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Learners enrolled: 2866

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.