Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Volume 20, Number 2, May 2009
pp. 545-553 | 10.1353/hpu.0.0138
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.