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The Relation Between Pregnancy,Birth Outcome, Feeding , Oral Hygiene Habits and Early Childhood Caries Development.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2007 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: June 5, 2006
Last updated: April 15, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
  • 200 children between ages 36 to 48 months will be invited for a regular dental examination
  • Parameters to be investigated

    1. Pregnancy history
    2. Birth outcome
    3. Child's general health
    4. Feeding habits
    5. Oral hygiene habits
    6. Dmft caries index
    7. Congenital enamel defects

Condition Intervention
Dental Caries Behavioral: feeding habits

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Assessment of Pregnancy History, Birth Outcome, Feeding and Oral Practices With Development of Early Childhood Caries in Offspring of Women Who Have Not Participated in Previous Birth Preparation Class

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Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:

Severe Early Childhood Caries is a condition whereby very young children suffer multiple caries. The value of a pre- perinatal preventive approach is currently being examined in the dental literature. At Hadassah, a Pilot Study is currently underway to test the feasibility of a comprehensive Baby Clinic designed to prevent Severe Early Childhood Caries. The pilot study in cooperation with the Woman's Health Center and with the midwives and the breastfeeding counselors of the maternity unit. Lectures are given by pediatric dentists to parents of firstborn children attending Hadassah's Birth Preparation Class, emphasis is given to the importance of breastfeeding and other feeding habits in the emotional, physical, nutritional and immunological development of the future baby. In addition the effect of these feeding habits on the dental/oral aspects, relevant for the developing dentition.

After birth the parents are invited to come with their babies around 12 months for the first dental examination and follow up according to individual risk for caries development. The current proposed study will be a control group from offspring of women who have participated previous Sessions Hadassah's Birth Preparation Class ("Historical Controls" before the Baby Clinic project)


Ages Eligible for Study:   36 Months to 48 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children born in previous Sessions Hadassah's Birth Preparation Class " before the Baby Clinic project)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children not born in previous Sessions Hadassah's Birth Preparation Class " before the Baby Clinic project)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00334087

Contact: Evelyn Mamber, DMD 00 972 2 6723771

Hadassah Medical Organization Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem,, Israel, 91120
Contact: HADAS LEMBERG, PHD    972 2 6776095   
Sub-Investigator: Itay Leizer, student         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Evelyn Mamber, DMD Hadassah Medical Organization IRB
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00334087     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: boquita HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: June 5, 2006
Last Updated: April 15, 2007

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
primary dental prevention
early childhood caries
prenatal oral care

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017