Dr. Melanie Mayberry

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Live Webinar

Melanie Mayberry, DDS, MS

Fee: 20/American Dental Assistants Association member; $40/All Non-members; $10/ Dental assisting, hygiene, and dental students (with proof of enrollment )

CE Credits: 2

AGD Code:

Pregnant Patients, Oral Health, and X-Rays: What Does the Evidence Say?

Despite national recommendations, many dentists’ are reluctant to treat pregnant patients, prescribe medications, and take X-rays. A delay in dental care due to pregnancy may worsen dental outcomes and the long-term dental health of the mother and child. Dentists play a significant role in whether pregnant patients receive dental treatment. Disrupting traditional practice patterns of care and evolution of knowledge, attitudes, and practice begins with learning current evidence- based practice guidelines and recommendations.

This interactive, lecture course will present evidence-based oral health practice guidelines for the dental professional and the negative impact that poor oral health has on pregnancy outcomes. Participants will learn the latest national consensus recommendations, radiographic guidelines, and what medications are safe to use in the management of pregnant patients. Participants from this session will leave equipped to make evidence-based treatment decisions in the management of pregnant patients.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe radiographic guidelines for pregnant patients.
  • Describe evidence-based oral health care practice guidelines for pregnant patients.
  • Describe evidence-based studies supporting receipt of oral health care for pregnant patients.

About the speaker … Dr. Melanie E. Mayberry is currently a dlinical associate professor and director of the Division of Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Previously, she was the director of the Pre-Doctoral Patient Care Clinic, a 42-chair dental clinic at the University Health Center on the Detroit Medical Center Campus. Dr. Mayberry is a member of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Perinatal Oral Health Education Taskforce and the Interprofessional Education Taskforce. She is also a member of the state of Michigan Infant Mortality Advisory Council and is the co-developer of a grant funded teaching, training, and education program that integrates oral health into OB (obstetrics) practice.


Register by Mail: Send your name, address, phone number, and email you will be using with the Zoom program and check (made out to GDDAS) for the appropriate registration fee to: GDDAS c/o Lori Barnhart, PO Box 108, Lennon, MI 48449 Once you have registered with Lori you will be sent a ZOOM registration link to register again online after which you will receive your link to enter the class. Failure to do this ZOOM registration means you cannot enter the course.

Register by Phone: GDDAS can register you over the phone and process your credit card through our SQUARE account. Please call Lori Barnhart at 810-515-6317 to do this.

Registration deadline is June 15, 2021.