Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-297X
CALLEJA MARTINEZ, Yanisette Mónica; GONZALEZ HEREDIA, Eugenia; VALLE LLAGOSTERA, Guillermo del y CASTANEDA DERONCELE, Mario. Oral health state in 5 family physicians' offices in Palma Soriano municipality, Santiago de Cuba, 2006 . Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2006, vol.43, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
A descriptive cross-sectional study on the oral health state in the family physicians' offices of Palma Soriano municipality was conducted from January to April, 2006. The universe was composed of all the inhabitants receiving attention at these offices. A sample of 475 persons stratified by age groups was selected. 25 individuals were included in each stratum. The bucco-dental health survey of the World Health Organization, modified in 2003, was used. A prevalence of females was observed. The alterations of the temporomandibular articulation were not a health problem. Among the most frequent affections were the dental caries with a favorable DMFT index up to 18 years old, which was not so in the 35-44 and 60-74 age groups, where the values were 11.9 and 25.8, respectively, and the periodontopathies with a total of 72 patients with some of the signs or symptoms of the disease. The aesthetic alterations were present in 34 of the examined patients. That's why, it is necessary the compulsory or optative treatment.
Palabras llave : Oral health; dental caries; periodontopathies; aesthetic alterations; DMFT index.