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Prevention of Preterm Birth and Neurodevelopmental Delay Using Chewing Gum

Objectives and Disclosures

Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess the association of poor maternal oral health during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy and offspring outcomes.
  2. Evaluate potential novel strategies for the prevention of preterm birth and neurodevelopmental delay, including the potential use of xylitol chewing gum.
  3. Categorize neurodevelopmental testing in low- and middle-income countries for children between 5-8 years of age.

Planners disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

Speaker discloses: Intends to reference off-label use of Xylitol-containing chewing gum. Speaker also is a paid consultant for The World Health Organization.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


Greg Valentine, MD, MEd, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Adjunct Assist. Professor, Oral Health Sciences & Mechanical Engineering, UW & Seattle Children’s



Seattle Children’s is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Seattle Children’s designates this online educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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