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Article: Planning and implementation of community oral health programs for caries management in children

TitlePlanning and implementation of community oral health programs for caries management in children
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherAcademy of General Dentistry.
Citation
General Dentistry, 2012, v. 60 n. 3, p. 210-215 How to Cite?
AbstractTooth decay or cavities (dental caries) can have a significant impact on children's quality of life, causing pain, infection, and other problems in the oral environment. Good oral health is a fundamental element of good general health for children, yet dental caries is still prevalent among children in many countries. Dental caries is well-understood, and effective prevention is an attainable goal. Dental professionals should actively engage with communities--in particular, the underprivileged--to identify dental caries problems and implement appropriate and effective community oral health programs (COHPs) to improve oral health and reduce oral health inequalities. This paper discusses COHPs as well as the steps involved in caries prevention for children. These steps cannot ensure the success of every COHP, but they are helpful for developing, integrating, expanding, and enhancing them. The effectiveness of COHPs for the prevention of caries in children varies from country to country, according to cultural, social, economic, and health care settings. Careful consideration of the local situation is required when selecting the elements of COHPs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154736
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.197
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dc.description.abstractTooth decay or cavities (dental caries) can have a significant impact on children's quality of life, causing pain, infection, and other problems in the oral environment. Good oral health is a fundamental element of good general health for children, yet dental caries is still prevalent among children in many countries. Dental caries is well-understood, and effective prevention is an attainable goal. Dental professionals should actively engage with communities--in particular, the underprivileged--to identify dental caries problems and implement appropriate and effective community oral health programs (COHPs) to improve oral health and reduce oral health inequalities. This paper discusses COHPs as well as the steps involved in caries prevention for children. These steps cannot ensure the success of every COHP, but they are helpful for developing, integrating, expanding, and enhancing them. The effectiveness of COHPs for the prevention of caries in children varies from country to country, according to cultural, social, economic, and health care settings. Careful consideration of the local situation is required when selecting the elements of COHPs.en_US
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dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Services-
dc.subject.meshDental Care for Children-
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - prevention and control-
dc.subject.meshHealth Plan Implementation-
dc.subject.meshHealth Planning-
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