Revista clínica de periodoncia, implantología y rehabilitación oral
versión ISSN 0719-0107
CABELLO IBACACHE, R et al. Human resources in dentistry and treatment needs of caries in 12-year-old teenagers in Chile. Rev. Clin. Periodoncia Implantol. Rehabil. Oral [online]. 2011, vol.4, n.2, pp. 45-49. ISSN 0719-0107. doi: 10.4067/S0719-01072011000200001.
The aim of this study is to determine oral health care delivery team workforce necessary to tackle oral health treatment needs of 12-year-old adolescents from different socioeconomic status. The sample consisted of 2.232 individuals. There was a proportional representation of the Nation)s regions. The Socioeconomic status (SES) was stratified through the MIDEPLAN)s poverty municipality ranking and by means of description of SES of the selected school by the Ministry of Education. To determine oral health treatments needs we carried out dental examination and WHO diagnosis criteria were used. We calculated the oral health care delivery team workforce based on Ministry of Health recommendations and compare among SES. Differences upon health care delivery team workforce necessary to tackle oral health treatment needs of 12-year-old adolescents from different socioeconomic status were evident.
Palabras clave : Treatment needs; dental caries; epidemiology.