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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 4, No. 14, 2005, pp. 766-772
Bioline Code: os05024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 14, 2005, pp. 766-772

 en Labour Dentistry: a new specialty in Dentistry
Dagmar De Paula Queluz


Actions to promote, protect and recover the workers' health have been ensured by Law 8080/90. The aim of this study was to present Labour Dentistry as a new specialty and to reveal the context in which it should be applied. The Brazilian Federal Dentistry Council Resolution 25/2002 in 3rd article establishes the performance field for Labour Dentistry specialists are: a) Identification, evaluation and surveillance of the environmental factors that constitute risk to oral health at the work place, in any of the production phases; b) Technical advises and attention regarding health, safety, ergonomics and hygiene at work, as well as the protection towards individual equipments; and the professional must be inserted in the workers' multidisciplinary health team; c) Planning and implantation of permanent campaigns and programs for workers' education in relation to work accidents, occupational diseases and health information; d) Organization of disease and mortality statistics related to oral origins and investigation of their possible relationships with professional activities; e) Accomplishment of dental examinations for labour welfare. The conclusion is important to support the development research necessary to ratify the need for this new specialty.

labour, dentistry, specialty, worker's health

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