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A Pilot Study to Promote Maternal and Infant Oral Health

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00719238
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2008
Connecticut Health Foundation
Information provided by:
UConn Health

Brief Summary:
The long term goals of this project are to develop and implement a combined prenatal and postnatal intervention to decrease early childhood caries. The program is based on risk assessment, diet intervention and counseling. To accomplish these goals a pilot study is needed to determine: 1) The ability to recruit and retain pregnant mothers in an intervention program; 2) The levels of S. mutans in pregnant mothers; 3) The ability of a diet intervention to decrease S. mutans in pregnant mothers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Dental Caries Behavioral: Nutrition plus education Behavioral: Education only

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 121 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Promote Maternal and Infant Oral Health
Study Start Date : January 2007
Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Study Completion Date : July 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Behavioral: Nutrition plus education
Nutritional instruction in small groups plus education
Active Comparator: 2 Behavioral: Education only
Educational video and pamphlets

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sugar intake [ Time Frame: 3 months post partum ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. mutans streptococci levels [ Time Frame: 3 months post partum ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 or over;
  • Pregnant
  • High S. mutans levels

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18;
  • Other health conditions

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00719238

United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
UConn Health
Connecticut Health Foundation
Principal Investigator: Susan Reisine, PhD UConn Health

Responsible Party: Susan Reisine, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00719238     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-093-02
First Posted: July 21, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases