Understanding Barriers to Oral Health Care in Pregnancy


Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Principal Investigator

Dr. Kim Boggess, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Project Run Dates

9/1/2007 to 3/31/2011



Oral health diseases are prevalent conditions that disproportionately affect racial/ethnic minorities and disadvantaged individuals. Despite the presence of evidence-based interventions and effective preventive and treatment measures, oral diseases remain prevalent. Our long-term goal is to reduce morbidity of oral diseases among pregnant women and their children and identify barriers to oral health care which will provide the framework for development of innovative, culturally sensitive strategies and approaches to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their children by reducing barriers to oral health care.


Associated Publications and other materials

Maternal Oral Health in Pregnancy via PubMed