2007
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-263x.2007.00829.x
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Untreated dental caries in children with cerebral palsy in the Brazilian context

Abstract: The high burden of untreated dental caries on cerebral palsy patients reinforces the importance of the dentist in the interdisciplinary healthcare team attending these children. Factors associated with this outcome are the same for the general population; these findings underscore the necessity of implementing effective caries prevention in this population of cerebral palsy children.

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“…The most common components of DMFT in primary and permanent teeth was decayed teeth 57.4%, 46.3% respectively, similar to study done by Oredugba [23] and [19,20,42] missing component in primary and permanent teeth was 12.0%, 13.0% respectively and there was fewer filled teeth, this show that there is sever unmet preventive and restorative dental treatment needs and this was mentioned in literatures [43].…”
Section: Caries Prevalence In Children With Cpsupporting
confidence: 74%
“…The most common components of DMFT in primary and permanent teeth was decayed teeth 57.4%, 46.3% respectively, similar to study done by Oredugba [23] and [19,20,42] missing component in primary and permanent teeth was 12.0%, 13.0% respectively and there was fewer filled teeth, this show that there is sever unmet preventive and restorative dental treatment needs and this was mentioned in literatures [43].…”
Section: Caries Prevalence In Children With Cpsupporting
confidence: 74%
“…O Ministério da Saúde tem percebido que, além de investir na especialização dos profissionais já graduados, são necessárias mudanças na formação da graduação universitária, como investimentos públicos no financiamento de projetos e programas que alterem os currículos dos cursos de graduação das IES, para que se aproximem mais da realidade do trabalho no SUS (17) , como o Programa de Educação pelo Trabalho para a Saúde (PETSaúde) e o Programa Nacional de Reorientação da Formação Profissional em Saúde (Pró-Saúde), desenvolvidos pelo Departamento de Gestão da Educação na Saúde (DEGES) (19) . Um dos motivos para o não atendimento dos PNE se dá pela falta de treinamento/capacitação dos profissionais para tal (14) , fato observado também na presente pesquisa.…”
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“…O atendimento odontológico dos pacientes especiais na rede pública é prejudicado por fatores como situação socioeconômica baixa, necessidade de grandes deslocamentos, dificuldades de transportes, além do tempo despendido nos diversos atendimentos de reabilitação paralelos ao tratamento odontológico, juntamente com a predisposição que esses pacientes têm de adoecer, associados à falta de compreensão, interesse e/ou resistência dos pais sobre a importância da saúde bucal (16,(18)(19)(20)(21) .…”
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“…13 In addition to these limitations in personal skills, caregivers of CP patients also experience difficulties in maintaining satisfactory oral hygiene in these children. 14 Nonetheless, the assistance and support of others is fundamental to the maintenance of oral health, 1 which is supported by the fact that a greater caries experience is observed in individuals with no oral hygiene assistance. 15 Along with physical limitations, individuals with CP may also exhibit some degree of cognitive impairment, which further hinders the adoption of adequate oral hygiene practices.…”
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confidence: 97%