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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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HERNANDEZ SUAREZ, Alicia María; ESPESO NAPOLES, Nelia; REYES OBEDIENTE, Fidela  y  LANDRIAN DIAZ, Clara. Health promotion for caries prevention in children from 5 to 12 years. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.6. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: in Cuba dental caries is one of the oral diseases of more prevalence and the tendency to suffer it in those smaller than fifteen years, it has followed a similar behavior to the one described by other countries. Objective: to evaluate the influence of the affective-participatory techniques in the prevention of dental caries in children from five to twelve years. Method: an experimental study of community intervention in the doctor´s office ten, north area, belonging to the Teaching  Odontology Clinic "La Vigía", of Camagüey municipality, was performed from june 2006 to june 2007. The sample was conformed by thirty seven children comprised in these ages. The investigation was carried out in three phases where the main risk factors were identified and the affective-participatory techniques were applied to parents and children in the first six months. Then the evaluation from the quantitative and qualitative point of view was carried out. Results: were satisfactory, since 84% of children increased the level of information on dental caries. Conclusions: oral hygiene was evaluated of well in almost all the children and there was a favorable perception of them with regard to the application of the affective-participatory techniques as well as a positive impact of them in the bucco- dental health.

Palabras clave : oral health; community development; dental caries [prevention and control]; child; risk factors; participant investigation based on the community; oral hygiene; intervention studies.

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