Survey on oral health begins in Manaus, Tefé and Manacapuru

The project is carried out every 10 years, within the scope of the National Oral Health Policy, known as Brasil Sorridente.

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The State Department of Health (SES-AM), in partnership with the municipal governments, started, this Monday (04/04), the study “SB Brasil”, which evaluates the oral health conditions of the population. Manaus, Tefé and Manacapuru are the first to receive the teams. Professionals must visit previously selected residences and, if someone is compatible with the research, they will be invited to participate.

At the time of collecting information, the teams will apply questionnaires to learn more about the profile of the participant and his/her family, in addition to performing the oral examination.

“The teams are identified with badges, uniforms and the population must check this information. The data collected will collaborate to identify the current reality of the state to establish goals and strategies for improving oral health”, says the secretary of state for health, Dr Anoar Samad.

The population of specific age groups will be evaluated. To estimate the prevalence of dental caries in the crown, for example, the target audience is the population aged 5, 12, 15 to 19, 35 to 44 and 65 to 74 years old. The following items will also be evaluated: the prevalence of dental caries in the root, the clinical consequences of untreated dental caries, estimation of treatment needs, periodontal condition, prevalence of malocclusion and the severity of dental trauma. The use and need for dental prosthesis and emergency treatment will also be estimated.

Based on the data collected, the demographic and socioeconomic profile, access and use of dental services, referred oral morbidity and self-perception and impact on oral health for the population will be characterized.

The search

the project is carried out every 10 years, within the scope of the National Oral Health Policy, known as Brasil Sorridente, implemented by the Ministry of Health (MoH). In Amazonas, the survey is carried out in partnership with city halls.

This year, approximately 50,000 people living in 422 municipalities in the country (395 cities in the interior, 26 capitals and the Federal District) were selected to participate in the MS research.

The objective of the survey is to provide the management of the Unified Health System (SUS) with information for the planning of policies and programs for the promotion, prevention and care of oral health, at the national, state and municipal levels.

The municipalities in Amazonas that will receive the teams, still this April, are Borba, Eirunepé, Humaitá, Itacoatiara, Maués, Parintins, Presidente Figueiredo, São Paulo de Olivença and Urucurituba.

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