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Developing a Novel eHealth Application for Oral Systemic Issues during Pregnancy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41DE023723-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41DE023723
Amount: $219,183.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDCR
Solicitation Number: PA13-235
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
EUGENE, OR 97401-3068
United States
DUNS: 115295511
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (541) 343-7993
Business Contact
Phone: (541) 343-7993
Research Institution
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 3702 Spectrum Blvd, Ste 165
TAMPA, FL 33612-9445
United States

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 Nonprofit college or university

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Oral disease is a silent epidemic because of its prevalence and missed prevention opportunities. Evidence has established connections between oral-systemic etiologies, including the effects of periodontal disease (PD), and a range of health outcomes and co-morbidities across the lifecourse (e.g., adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes; early childhood carries; chronic conditions throughout adulthood). Pregnancy represents a sensitive period in the lifecourse increasing risk for poor oral health among mothers and their offspring. Although research indicates approximately 40% of pregnant women experience PD, only 23-35% of pregnant women report visiting a dentist during pregnancy. Subsequently, provider guidelines, endorsedby the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Dental Association (ADA), confer the importance of receiving oral health education, assessment, and treatment during pregnancy. However, barriers to positive oral heal

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