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Delta Dental grant expands dental program for pregnant women in Michigan

Posted at 11:19 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 11:19:41-04

There are so many things women have to worry about when they are pregnant, but dental care isn't one of those things that come to mind. The Delta Dental Foundation is expanding a new pilot program to help pregnant women in high-risk populations.

Thanks to the $630,000 grant, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will expand the Michigan Initiative for Maternal and Infant Oral Health program.

MIMOH started in 2017 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which integrates a dental checkup into a mother's scheduled obstetrician appointment, making it more convenient for her to address oral health needs during pregnancy.

MIMOH is modeled after a program Grace Health in Battle Creek has run for four years.

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