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    Austin, Texas 78756

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Ask the DocsPrenatal Oral Health Virtual Series

This series addresses common questions about oral health care during pregnancy. It is for prenatal and dental providers and their support staff. 

Sessions feature experts to guide meaningful discussion and provide accurate information. Recordings and resources from each session will be posted below. 

This series is hosted in partnership with the Children's Oral Health Coalition led by Cook Children's as part of the Coordinated Care for Pregnant Teens + Women (CC4PT+W) initiative.

Upcoming Sessions


Past Sessions

Importance of Oral Health During Pregnancy 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 

Dr. Shanna M. Combs, MD, FACOG (Cook Children's) and Dr. Rhonda Stokley, DDS (Texas Department of State Health Services) discussed the link between oral health and overall health during pregnancy and how a mother's oral health impacts baby.

Recording coming soon.


Safety of Dental Treatment and COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Dr. Andrea Palmer, MD, FACOG (Fenom Women's Care) and Dr. Tonya Fuqua, DDS (Cook Children's) discussed the safety of routine dental care for pregnant patients including use of x-rays, pain medications, and local anesthesia. Questions regarding the COVID-19 virus and vaccines were also addressed.

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Last updated October 26, 2021