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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7507versión On-line ISSN 1561-297X

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ESPINOSA GONZALEZ, Leticia. Behavior of oral diseases and needs of treatment at a family physician's office in Vedado. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2004, vol.41, n.3. ISSN 0034-7507.

The knowledge of the oral health status of the population is indispensable for a correct planning, organization and control of dental care. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at the family physician's office 103-1 of "Moncada" Polyclinic from January, 1999 to August, 2001, to evaluate the oral health status of the population. To this end, it was selected a sample of 441 individuals stratified by age group that underwent clinical examination. An adaptation of the WHO basic survey was used to collect data. It was observed a predominance of mild malocclusions in the studied population. The periodontal disease was the most common in the group aged 35-39. As regards the treatment needs it was found that there is a similar behavior of primary and secondary attention from the periodontal and orthodontic point of view. In relation to prosthetic treatment, the group aged 35-39 needed the most, whereas the partial removable denture was the most demanded type of denture.

Palabras clave : Oral health surveys; primary health care.

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