volume 20, issue 2, P545-553 2009
DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0138
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Judith Skelton, Raynor Mullins, LeAnn Todd Langston, Sara Womack, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Sharon Schindler Rising, Robert Kovarik

Abstract: Preterm/low birth weights are the leading perinatal problem in the U.S., and an association between preterm/low birth weight outcomes and oral health has been identified. In response to this, a group prenatal care program--CenteringPregnancySmiles--was implemented in rural Kentucky in 2006. This report describes the model and preliminary outcomes of the CenteringPregnancySmiles program.