Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SILVA, Shirley Florêncio da et al. Analysis of the progress of the oral health teams inserted in the Family Health Strategy in Pernambuco, Northeast Region, Brazil, 2002 until 2005. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.1, pp.211-220. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000100024.
The aim of this study was to analyze the implementation of oral health care in the Family Health Strategy in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2002 until 2005. It was observed aspects regarding the expansion of the teams, the percentage of population covered and the rise in the quantitative of oral primary procedures. It was a descriptive and quantitative study, focusing on the 185 cities included in the Family Health Strategy and all cities that included an oral health care in the program. The results showed that the evaluation of the oral health teams was 204.22%, while the percentage of the evolution of oral health care procedures 19.19%. It was observed that the expansion of the type I (327,14%) was higher than type II (125,92%). The estimation of the population covered by oral health team was about 29.56% to 3.450 inhabitants (Decree n. 673/03). The financing of oral health care primary had an increase in the same period of 389.50%. At last, it was verified, in practice, the oral care existent service to oral primary care procedures were changed in oral health teams.
Keywords : Primary health care; Family Health Strategy; Oral health.