Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8123
PAULETO, Adriana Regina Colombo; PEREIRA, Maria Lucia Toralles e CYRINO, Eliana Goldfarb. Oral health: a critical review about educative programmes for students. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.1, pp. 121-130. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232004000100012.
The Brazilian epidemiological situation in oral health is still serious due to inappropriate social and economic conditions of the population; the small amount of investment compared to the total amount of SUS; and lack of information about basic health cares. Although the dentistry sector seems to be very developed regarding technology, it does not meet significantly the population demand for oral health. In accordance to this fact, oral health education has been required every day more, with regard to the low costs and the possibilities of odontologycal impact on public and collective scope. The main reason for this study was the importance of preventive and educative actions in oral health, aiming different odontologycal programmes by means of review studies, to analyse their proposals, methodologies, possibilities and limitations, seeking to consider the theme focusing in educative aspects that still challenge oral health programmes. In the analysed programmes were identified four tendencies. The study pointed out the necessity of rethink the educative actions.
Palavras-chave : Educative programmes; Oral health; Health programmes; Education in health.