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

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00334087
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2007 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 17, 2007
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
  • 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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Dental Caries Behavioral: feeding habits

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)

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Other
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
Study Start Date : June 2007
Study Completion Date : September 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dental Health

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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 (NCT number): NCT00334087

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Contact: Evelyn Mamber, DMD 00 972 2 6723771

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Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem,, Israel, 91120
Contact: HADAS LEMBERG, PHD    972 2 6776095   
Sub-Investigator: Itay Leizer, student         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Principal Investigator: Evelyn Mamber, DMD Hadassah Medical Organization IRB
Publications of Results:
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Other Study ID Numbers: boquita HMO-CTIL
First Posted: June 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007
Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
primary dental prevention
early childhood caries
prenatal oral care
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases