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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
Document available free of charge

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords
labour, dentistry, specialty, worker's health

 
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