Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Identify the risk factors and complications linked to adolescent pregnancy.
  • Identify the physiological changes in the pregnant female.
  • Discuss oral health care with the pregnant patient.
  • Understand informed consent as it relates to the pregnant adolescent patient.
  • Learn the guidelines for minimizing the potential teratogenic effects of drugs and x-rays to the pregnant patient and during postpartum breastfeeding.
  • Treat the pregnant patient safely and comfortably.