To improve access to oral health services for young children and pregnant women, Virginia Health Catalyst has created the Early Dental Home workgroup. Learn more about the workgroup and how to get involved here.

A Healthy Pregnancy Includes A Healthy Mouth

Learning Opportunities

A pregnant woman with periodontal disease is more likely to have a preterm or low birth weight baby. Pregnancy makes women more susceptible to plaque build-up, tooth enamel erosion due to nausea and vomiting, cavities from sugary and starchy foods, and benign growths in their mouths.

In Virginia, only 44% of pregnant women visit the dentist, according to the Virginia Oral Health Report Card. We're working to increase that number through education, promotion, and community-led action.

We provide education on dental care and coverage for pregnant women. View our event calendar for upcoming events, or contact us to learn more.


Health Care Community Resources

Consumer Resources

Medicaid Dental Benefit for Pregnant Enrollees

Virginia Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS coverage offer comprehensive dental benefits for pregnant women.