publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Dental service utilization by preschool children in a small city of Paraíba

Suyene de Oliveira Paredes; José Renato Linhares Fernandes; Jocianelle Maria Félix de Alencar Fernandes; Valdenice Aparecida de Menezes;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015 Journal: Revista de Odontologia da UNESP, volume 44, pages 181-187 (eissn: 1807-2577, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Abstract
Introduction The dental care has been stimulated from the prenatal period. However, there are children in the preschool age who have never been taken to a dental appointment. Objective The aim of the study was to analyze the use of dental services for preschool children aged from one to five years living in a small city belonging to the semi-arid of Paraiba. Material and method This study was descriptive, cross-sectional with quantitative data approach. The sample consisted of 82 children enrolled in a public kindergarten hall, and represented by their parents/guardians, to which was applied a semi-structured form. Result 76.8% of children never used dental serv...
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free text keywords: Acesso aos serviços de saúde, saúde bucal, pré-escolar, Health services accessibility, child preschool, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Dental care, Oral health, Small city, Preschool child, Pediatrics, business.industry, business, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Dentistry, lcsh:RK1-715
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