Dental Care During Pregnancy

We want all pregnant women and young children in Wisconsin to have access to oral health information and services. Physiological changes that occur during pregnancy can increase a woman’s risk of oral disease, yet pregnant women are significantly less likely to receive dental care. Providing pregnant women with oral health care and counseling about preventing and treating oral disease is critical for mothers and young children. Dental treatment, including x-rays and local anesthetic, can be safely provided during pregnancy. Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby is funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby:
Oral Health Training for Professionals

Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby (HSMB) is a statewide program to integrate oral health into prenatal and pediatric health care systems. We developed the HSMB Oral Health Training for professionals working with pregnant women, infants and toddlers. The online training combines oral health information with conversation techniques for effective family-centered oral health discussions.

HSMB Statewide Plan

Read about the Wisconsin Statewide Plan for Perinatal and Infant Oral Health.

HSMB Implementation Guide

 View results and best practices from the project’s six implementation sites.

Educational Curriculum on Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Care:
Current Standards of Care for Dental and Dental Hygiene Students

Equip students with the most up-to-date information on perinatal and infant oral health care. Instructors can integrate these learning modules into any existing dental hygiene curriculum.

  • Module 1: Oral Health During Pregnancy
  • Module 2: Infant Oral Health
  • Module 3: Age One Dental Visit
  • Module 4: Lifelong Learner

To download the PowerPoint presentations and supplemental materials, please click the registration button below. After completing the form, you will receive a password for the gated page.

Contact Our Staff

Jenna Linden, BSDH, RDH, CDHC
Project Leader
Oral Health
(414) 337-4576

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HSMB is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Grant Number H47MC28475.

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