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Women's and Children's Health Research Seminar - Deanna Beckett and Shaun Viegas

Dental consequences of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and infancy - Deanna Beckett and Shaun Viegas

New Zealand children, particularly those living in the South Island, are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency. Deficiency during tooth development may result in developmental defects and dental caries. Data from a 2012 randomised controlled trial (RCT) is available for 126 women and their infants, including vitamin D status at multiple time points during pregnancy and after delivery. The children from this study are now between five and seven years of age, and many have lost their first primary tooth, and are erupting their first permanent molars. This study investigates presence and severity of both dental caries and enamel hypomineralisation through clinical and radiographic examination, as well as laboratory analysis of exfoliated teeth. A full medical history and caries risk assessment has been completed for participants, and maternal pregnancy and birth data is available for this cohort that was fully breastfed as infants. We will investigate whether maternal and infant vitamin D levels are associated with subsequent oral health and tooth characteristics.

Date Thursday, 4 June 2020
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Staff Only,Postgraduate Only
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentWomen's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
LocationZoom (location available upon request)
Contact NameSarah-Jane Robertson

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