Research and Projects

Maternal Oral Health and Preterm Low Birth Weight in Pakistan (Amyn Lakhani)

This doctoral research study investigated the role of periodontitis in pre-term low birth weight.

The objectives of the study are to:

  • investigate the role of periodontal infection as possible risk factor for PLBW;
  • determine the prevalence of dental health status and practice in a defined population of pregnant women in Pakistan
  • to evaluate methods of determining gestational age

Funder: Fogarty International Centre, USA