First Patient Graduates from Grace Health's Maternal Oral Health Program
Friday, June 12, 2015
Grace Health recently celebrated Rosa Cecilia Lara-Rives completion of the Maternal Oral Health program and the birth of her son, Arturo. Lara-Rives is the first patient to complete Grace Health’s Maternal Oral Health Initiative Program from start to finish.
Blue Cross Blue Shield funded the start of the program in the OB/GYN Department. Grace Health is one of five programs in Michigan to have this program.
During her pregnancy, Rosa met with registered dental hygienists. During the first trimester visit, the hygienists provided instruction on oral care and staying healthy. The focus for the second trimester visit was on nutrition, and the third trimester visit was about infant and oral health.
To date a total of 271 women have participated in the program.
Source: Grace Health