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Dental care in the SUS increases 15 times, points ministry

Number of visits rose from 10 million to 150 million people. Coverage increased 400% nationwide

 
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Gilberto Pucca, general coordinator of Oral Health of the Ministry of Health
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Gilberto Pucca, general coordinator of Oral Health of the Ministry of Health

National Day of Oral Health and Dental Surgeon, remembered on Thursday (25), data from the Ministry of Health indicate that, since its creation, the program Smiling Brazil increased by 15 times the amount of care to the population. jumped from 10 million to 150 million queries per year.

As reported by the folder, the population coverage of the program also increased substantially (400%) declined from 18.2 million Brazilians watched before Smiling Brazil to 92 million beneficiaries currently.

Inserted in the Oral Health Policy Health System, the Smiling Brazil works with measures of promotion, prevention and rehabilitation of oral health. Today, eight years after its launch, the program is already present in about 90% of the municipalities. Currently, 1,304 cities have Prostheses Dental Laboratories Regional (LRPDs) and across the country, 915 are already specialized dental clinics (CEOs).

CEOs are offered in endodontic treatments (channel), care for patients with special needs, minor oral surgery, periodontics and oral cancer examinations to detect, among other services. In LRPDs were produced, until last August, 256,336 dental prosthesis. By the end of the year, the goal is to reach 400 thousand units - much greater than 12.5 times the production of prostheses, in the country, before the creation of Smiling Brazil.

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The Health Ministry also said it would invest U.S. $ 3.6 billion in Brazil by 2014 Smiley. The funds are intended to improve the technology, structure and hiring professionals for the program, with the objective to further expand access to shares of Brazilian oral health in SUS.

Much more than a cosmetic issue, the absence of teeth directly affects the social life of the person, causing emotional and physiological, affecting the functioning of the entire body, says the general coordinator of Oral Health of the Ministry of Health, Gilberto Pucca. Therefore, the recovery of mastication reflected directly in health, self-esteem and quality of life of the patient, complete the coordinator.

<b> Surgeons dentists </ b>

Currently, almost 30% of all dentists in the country - more than 64 thousand professionals - working in Brazil Smiley. The program also features another 25 thousand workers, including technicians and assistants in oral health and dental prostheses.

Data from the ministry show that the dentist was a top-level category that grew the most in the SUS, in number of professionals in the last ten years. Only in the period from 2003 to 2012, the amount increased 60% surgeons. According to Gilberto Pucca currently the major employer of Dentistry is the National Health System.

Source: Isaude.net
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