Oral Health + Overall Health

Dental Care Among Pregnant Women Experiencing Homelessness

Poor nutritional intake is a common dilemma for those who are unstably housed which adversely affects their dentition. For pregnant women in this population, poor dentition is even more of a concern as it has been associated with preterm birth and low infant birth weight. This research would have “Triple Aim” effects by improving the experience and quality of care, improving the health of homeless pregnant women (and their infants), and reducing health care cost burden.

Comment No. 57