Oral Health and Prenatal Care Go Hand in Hand Count the Kicks On-Demand Training

November 2022

Evidence shows that receiving dental care during pregnancy can improve the health of both baby and mother by reducing the risk of gum disease and poor birth outcomes. Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy – including changes to your mouth. Making sure you are taking care of your oral health may not be at the top of your to-do list, but it is even more important when you are pregnant. This is why the Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health is partnering with the non-profit Healthy Birth Day, Inc. to bring Count the Kicks into your dental setting today! Count the Kicks is an evidence-based stillbirth prevention campaign - focusing on educating expectant parents on the importance of tracking fetal movement in the 3rd trimester. By connecting the dots between good oral healthcare in pregnancy and stillbirth prevention with your patients, you can reach more expectant parents with evidence-based information.

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We are proud to announce that you have access to a FREE online training endorsed by the Alabama Dental Board. Click the link below to access the free training today! 

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(1 hour, 15 minutes)

To view the Full Slide Deck, click here.
Alabama Dental Letter (1 page)
Oral Health and Strong Prenatal Care Go Hand in Hand (1 minutes, 47 seconds)
Oral Health is Important to Overall Health, Especially During Pregnancy (1 minute, 37 seconds)
New Features of the FREE Count the Kicks App (3 minutes, 23 seconds)
Meet Nahla! Testimonial Video (2 minutes, 4 seconds) 
Governor's Proclamation (1 page)

*2 Free CEs for ALABAMA licensed Dentists and Hygienists

The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama has approved 2 hours of CE for watching the Count the Kicks training video, reviewing the material in the Resources area on this page, and completion of a short Review Survey. The Oral Health Office of the Alabama Department of Public Health is excited to provide the CEs at no cost to Alabama licensed dentists and hygienists. Dental providers in other states are welcome to watch the training video, but CEs will not be recognized by their governing Board. A score of 75 must be achieved on the Review Survey.

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In addition to the free training - you can now order FREE print materials to aid you in talking about Count the Kicks with your patient.


Click here to visit the Count the Kicks store to order your free posters and magnets today!

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