Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SANTOS, Marcio José Possari dos and AGUIAR, Sandra Maria Herondina Coelho Ávila de. Art in the inclusion of children with special needs in dentistry. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp.747-753. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700005.
The purpose of this study was to report the use of art and its segments as a source for inclusion of the children with special needs in dentistry. The application of the Art in social therapy activities and workshops was divided in modules: Session of Socialization, Complementary Workshops of Art and Activities, aiming at the cultural anamnesis and artistic preferences of the 313 participants, prior to their dental care treatment at CAOE (Center of Odontological Assistance to patients with special needs) FOA Unesp. According to preference of the participants that answered the questionnaires, the music and the painting are the artistic segments that proved to be most helpful in the activities of inclusion and adaptation. The authors concluded that the use of art in the adaptation and environmental inclusion of the patient, prior to dental procedures is favorable and efficient.
Keywords : Art; Adaptation; Behavioral sciences; Dentistry.