Maternal and Child Oral Health

Dr. Tamara-Kay Tibby

Duration: 2 hours

CE: 2.0


An in-depth discussion of the impact of maternal oral health on pregnancy, birth outcomes, and the child's overall health.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of Maternal and Child Oral Health
  • Describe the impact of Maternal Oral Health on birth outcomes and the child's overall health
  • Identify ways to intervene in vertical transmission and the cycle of decay


Dr. Tamara-Kay Tibby

Dr. Tamara-Kay Tibby received her bachelor’s in Spanish from Duke University and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.  She completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and earned a master’s in public health (MPH) at the University of South Florida. 

Dr. Tibby has over 20 years of experience in pediatric dentistry and public health. She has served as the Dental Director for community health centers in four different counties in Florida – including Gadsden, Leon, Palm Beach, and Hillsborough. In these roles, she has initiated school and daycare-based preventative dental programs for low-income children. She has also done her fair share of adult emergency exams and extractions.  Dr. Tibby has also served as an attending pediatric dentist for the NYU-Lutheran pediatric residency program in Tampa. Currently, Dr. Tibby serves as the Florida Dental Director for Liberty Dental Plan.