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January-February 2008 - Volume 33 - Issue 1
pp: 6-64

The Shadow of Your Smile

Gennaro, Susan

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):6, January-February 2008.

This special issue on oral health among women and children is an outgrowth of the historic innovative placement of the NYU College of Nursing in the College of Dentistry, and reflects a contemporary emphasis in nursing on the importance of oral health to overall health.


New York University College of Nursing Takes on the Challenge of Innovation for the Healthcare System

Fulmer, Terry

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):7, January-February 2008.

Dean Fulmer describes the NYU College of Nursing's commitment to changing the healthcare system using novel approaches to patient care which involve collaboration with dentistry.


Should Elective Dental Procedures Be Done During Pregnancy?

Cavaliere, Terri A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):8, January-February 2008.

Many women are afraid to have dental work done during pregnancy. Some dentists prefer to wait until after a pregnancy to work with pregnant women. Read what two experts have to say in debating this topic.


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Improving Oral Health in Women: Nurses' Call to Action

Clemmens, Donna A.; Kerr, A. Ross

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):10-14, January-February 2008.

This overview article about the importance of oral health to the optimal health of women sets the stage for this series of articles.



Promoting Oral Health From Birth Through Childhood: Prevention of Early Childhood Caries

Yost, Jennifer; Li, Yihong

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):17-23, January-February 2008.

Are you aware of the dangers of early childhood caries? Did you even know about this diagnosis? How does it happen? What can you, as a nurse, do to prevent it?

Pregnancy and Oral Health: A Review and Recommendations to Reduce Gaps in Practice and Research

Russell, Stefanie L.; Mayberry, Linda J.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):32-37, January-February 2008.

A lot has been written in the research literature during the past decade about pregnancy and oral health, and these authors, a dentist and a nurse scientist, tie all the information together for you.

NURSING CARE & Management of Pathological Oral Conditions Among Women and Children

Fehder, William P.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):38-44, January-February 2008.

Some oral conditions are clearly pathological. Dr. Fehder explains the most common oral pathogens, the diseases they cause, and what nurses should be doing to assess and manage them.

Maternal Periodontal Disease, Pregnancy, and Neonatal Outcomes

Dasanayake, Ananda P.; Gennaro, Susan; Hendricks-Muñoz, Karen D.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):45-49, January-February 2008.

Some studies have suggested periodontitis as a precursor to preterm labor and birth. These dentist and nurse collaborators have examined the relevant literature and made recommendations for appropriate nursing care.

Oral Health & HIV/AIDS

Gennaro, Susan; Naidoo, Sudeshi; Berthold, Peter

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):50-57, January-February 2008.

The oral cavity is commonly involved in HIV infections. These authors, dentists and a nurse scientist, tell you what you need to know about how to help women and children with HIV/AIDS who have oral complications.


It's More Than Dental Caries

Percy, Melanie S.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):26-31, January-February 2008.

The general health risks posed by behaviors of adolescents are well known to nurses, but do you know the risks associated with oral behaviors such as use of smokeless tobacco, oral sex, or other perilous activities that many teenagers consider harmless?



Go Online for Oral Health!

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):59, January-February 2008.

Our intrepid Internet traveler Dr. McCartney has found just the right places for you to learn about oral health on the World Wide Web.


Global Oral Health in Women and Children

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):60, January-February 2008.

While the problems in oral health are prevalent for many ethnic and social groups in the U.S., there is no comparison to the sorry state of oral health in many countries of the world.


Oral Health in Women During Preconception and Pregnancy: Implications for Birth Outcomes and Infant Oral Health

Lewis, Judith A.; Lewis, Judith A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(1):63, January-February 2008.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

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