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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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SPONCHIADO JUNIOR, Emílio Carlos  and  SOUZA, Torricelly Barreto de. The study of de ambulatory demand of de dental clinic of State University of Amazonas. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp. 993-997. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700031.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the demand of the clinic of Dentistry of UEA. One hundred patients who were being treated in the discipline of Semiology answered a questionnaire that collected data on demographic and socio-economic profile. The clinical examination showed the nosologic profile, the blood pressure and dental losses profile. Results showed that 52% of patients were female, aged between 20 and 29 years, 48.3% with the incomplete high school and 60.8% with monthly income greater than five minimum wages. As for dental loss, the teeth most affected were the first molars, while 29% have lost the top first molar and 45% the bottom. The prevalent nosologic profile was 31.3% for treatment in the area of Restorative Dentistry followed by 21% of Periodontics and 19% of Surgery. Only one patient had hypertension. Our conclusion is that most of the population that participated on this study was middle-class women with low average level of education and dental precarious table showing many dental losses and requiring more rehabilitation treatments than preventive. With a greater understanding of the reality of the users of the UEA dental clinic it will be possible to improve the planning of care and actions to improve the promotion of health.

Keywords : Ambulatory demand; Nosologic and socio economic profile.

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