Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby (HSMB) is a statewide program to integrate oral health into prenatal and pediatric health care systems. HSMB is a four-year grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration as part of the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement project. Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin is convening a multidisciplinary project advisory board that will guide program development, implementation and evaluation.
The goal of HSMB is to reduce the prevalence of oral disease in pregnant women and infants by utilizing quality improvement strategies to integrate oral health into existing health care systems. Objectives include:
The HSMB advisory board is excited to release the 2015 Wisconsin Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Summit Summary report and statewide plan. This document summarizes results from the first Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Summit held in Wisconsin in September 2015 and includes the statewide plan for perinatal and infant oral health.
The statewide plan aligns with the objectives of the HSMB program, yet is broad enough to be utilized by statewide organizations working to reduce the prevalence of oral disease in pregnant women and infants.
In the Fall of 2016 Wisconsin Dental Association members responded to a Perinatal Oral Health Survey. View the results published in the January/February issue of the Wisconsin Dental Association Journal here.