FEATURE ARTICLESPeriodontal Disease in Pregnancy Review of the Evidence and Prevention StrategiesLachat, Maryanne F. PhD, RNC; Solnik, Antoinette Lipani BSN, RN; Nana, Anjali D. BSN, RN; Citron, Tracie L. BSN, RNAuthor Information Department of Professional Nursing, Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Washington, District of Columbia (Dr Lachat); Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland (Ms Solnok); The National Children's Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia (Ms Nana); Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California (Ms Citron). Corresponding Author: Maryanne F. Lachat, RNC, PhD, Department of Professional Nursing, Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Studies, 3700 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057 ([email protected]). Disclosure: The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: October/December 2011 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 312-319 doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e31821072e4 Buy Metrics Abstract 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. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.