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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Insertion Of Oral Health Services In The Family Health Program At Minas Gerais State, Brazil [a Inserção De Equipes De Saúde Bucal No Programa Saúde Da Família No Estado De Minas Gerais]
Author: Lourenco E.C.
Silva A.C.B.
Meneghin M.C.
Pereira A.C.
Abstract: The objective of this study was to analyze the administrative and operational aspects of Oral Health Teams (OHT) at the Family Health Pro-gram (FHP) in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Two types of questionnaire were sent to 310 cities, and 53.5% were answered until June/2004. From the total of the respondents, 66.9% reported unstable forms of hiring and 82.5% of the dental surgeons receive wage 9 times lower than minimum wage for full-time job (8 hours); 75.9% of the cities presented an average of 4000 inhabitants for OHT. In average, 79.6% of all OHTs attended all ages group; 48.9% of dental surgeons reported not having participated in any of the courses offered. The integration between OH and FHP teams could be seen in 76.2 %, however only 54% organize regular meetings. The positive points observed were that FHP teams follow the principle of universality, the eight-hour shift and the quantitative extension allowing a higher access to oral health services. As negative points, it was ob-served the lack of qualification of the OHT, the excessive demand, the precarious work relations and the lack of involvement between OH and FH teams.
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Date Issue: 2009
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