Ob-gyns: encourage pregnant patients to see a dentist

Washington—Teeth cleanings and dental X-rays are safe for pregnant women, according to recommendations issued by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Ob-gyns are being advised to perform routine oral health assessments at the first prenatal visit and encourage their patients to see a dentist during pregnancy, The College said in a July 26 statement.

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June 3 webinar eyes oral health care for pregnant women

Elk Grove Village, Ill.—The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a free webinar to discuss the importance of collaboration among health professionals to ensure that the oral health needs of pregnant women are met.

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