1. Lachat, Maryanne F. PhD, RNC
  2. Solnik, Antoinette Lipani BSN, RN
  3. Nana, Anjali D. BSN, RN
  4. Citron, Tracie L. BSN, RN


This article reviews the current research on periodontal disease and treatment and its potential impact on maternal and newborn outcomes and provides recommendations for care management and prevention. These guidelines will be helpful for nurse professionals who are in a unique position to counsel pregnant women to improve the oral health of expectant mothers.