Oklahoma Community Health Services
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
“Oral Health Program for Low Income Pregnant Women and Their Babies”
Oral Tooth Decay is almost 100% preventable. When the mother’s mouth is restored during and shortly after pregnancy and parent education is provided to the new mother, the child’s risk for tooth decay goes down significantly. Community Health Centers nationwide have evidence based clinical outcomes that prove this model will work. The change in clinical results in children for the better is a suggested 500-800% improvement shown in similar collaboratives serving the same population. Our medical and dental providers working together can expand the availability of prenatal and infant oral health care and education to those that are uninsured and underinsured living at 100% of poverty.
To learn more, visit Oklahoma Community Health Services at www.okchs.org.