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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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Abstract

YERO MIER, Ileana María; GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Marisel  and  NAZCO BARRIOS, Lidia Ester. Educative Program on oral health knowledge in pregnant women. 2012. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.83-91. ISSN 1608-8921.

Introduction: Pregnant women have no knowledge about oral health. This brings about their frequent visit to the dentist. Objective: To design an educative program about oral health for pregnant women. Methodology: According to the results found in a descriptive study carried out at “La California ” family doctor's office in Venezuela aiming at identifying the knowledge level of oral health in pregnant women from June 2010 to February 2011 and with a sample of 93 patients, it was proved that the knowledge level was low. Results: An educative program about oral health which includes topics of pathological entities, their prevention and control of risk factors was designed. Conclusion: The educative program permits pregnant women increase their oral health and their life quality as well.

Keywords : oral health in pregnant women.

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