Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-297X
CAMPANA PROENZA, Odalys V; ILISASTIGUI ORTUETA, Zaida Teresa e RODRIGUEZ CALZADILLA, Amado. Diagnóstico educativo y capacitación periodontal. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2002, vol.39, n.3, pp. 352-373. ISSN 1561-297X.
A research was made in individuals over 14 of both sexes from the health area receiving attention at the Dental Faculty of the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana City aimed at evaluating a method of diagnosis and upgrading in periodontal health. The sample was selected at random and it was divided into 2 groups (study and control). An inititial survey was done to every selected individual to determine his knowledge of periodontal disease (diagnostic-educative) and it was found that they were similar, since no statistically significant differences were observed between them. The study group was applied the proposed educative method and the results obtained showed marked differences in relation to the educative diagnosis. Both groups that were similar at the beginning were surveyed again a year later and the study group still had better results.
Palavras-chave : DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION; PERIODONTAL DISEASES [prevention & control]; ORAL HIGIENE [education]; HEALTH PROMOTION; PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE.