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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

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


RANGEL RIVERA, Julio César et al. The need of creating promotion and prevention programs in third age people. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2009, vol.46, n.1. ISSN 0034-7507.

At the present time health promotion and prevention has a significant place in Stomatology world, this is necessary to assess and to renovate our programs in such a way that each time it be more preventive and educational, to improve life quality of our patients. Geriatric population has showed a intense growing at national land international scale, whose estimate of the people older than 60 years will increase for 2010 year in a 17% or more. We must to think about that every day more persons exceed the chronologic barriers placed by men as a stage of old age, converting thus population aging in a challenge for present societies, since although we consider it as one of more important achievement of the mankind, and at the same time it is transformed in a problem, if we not be able to give proper solutions to consequences derived from it. These bibliographic reviews try to update the knowledges on need of to apply a promotion and prevention program that being of benefit for patients older than 60 years or more, rehabilitated or not from the point of view prosthestic.

Palabras clave : Old age persons; promotion and prevention.

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