Oral health profile of schoolers attended at the Pediatric Dentistry Clinics of the Federal University of Uberlândia

Vinicius Rodrigues de Oliveira, Danielly Cunha Araújo Ferreira, Alessandra Maia de Castro, Fabiana Sodré de Oliveira

Abstract


Introduction and Objective: To characterize the socioeconomic profile, the need for dental treatment of children from zero to 12 years of age attended at Pediatric Dentistry Clinics. Material and methods: We evaluated 552 dental records and verified the child’s birth date, frequency of procedures performed according to tooth type and number of appointments. Results: The results showed that 265 (48.01%) children were females and 287 (51.99%) males, with
a mean age of 4 years (±7.5). Of the total, 168 (30.43%) were from families with family income of 1 to 2 minimum wages. A total of 279 (50.54%) children were attended in 2009, 123 (22.29%) in 2010, 150 (27.17%) in 2009/2010. There were 3,350 visits, where 1,833 teeth (1,447 deciduous and 386 permanent) were treated. Of the total number of procedures performed (946), 620 were preventive and 1,326 curative procedures. There was a difference between the preventive and curative procedures performed. Conclusion: It
was concluded that most of the children attended were infants and preschool children, belonging to families with low socioeconomic status and the deciduous dentition received the greater number of curative procedures.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21726/rsbo.v1i4.553

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