Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SAINTRAIN, Maria Vieira de Lima and VIEIRA, Luiza Jane Eyre de Souza. Oral health for the elderly: an interdisciplinary approach. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.4, pp. 1127-1132. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232008000400008.
The aging of the Brazilian population and the resulting change in its age structure require from public policies and health professionals distinct attitudes with regard to health care delivery, focused on interdisciplinary work. This text aims at emphasizing the importance of using the problematization method in the context of an interdisciplinary approach, in which the actions shared by the different fields of knowledge converge to an interactive process towards an integrated view of the individual.
Keywords : Oral health; Elderly; Interdisciplinarity; Health professional.