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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 6, No. 20, 2007, pp. 1265 - 1268
Bioline Code: os07004
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 20, 2007, pp. 1265 - 1268

 en Assessment of oral health status of pregnant women participating in a family health program in the city of Lucas do Rio Verde - MT - Brazil
Tonello, Aline Sampieri; Zuchieri, Maria Angélica Botega Ortuzal & Pardi, Vanessa

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the oral health status of pregnant women. Eighty-eight (88) women who frequented the Pre-Natal program of the six Family Health Programs in the municipality of Lucas do Rio Verde-MT, Brazil, were assessed by clinical exam using the DMFT and CPI indexes. A DMFT index of 11.08 was found, and with regard to CPI, 40% of the pregnant women presented a sextant with bleeding. It was concluded that it is necessary to reinforce knowledge about oral health of the pregnant women examined, by means of preventive/educational programs with the purpose of improving the DMFT and CPI indexes.

Keywords
family health program, pregnant women, DMFT, periodontal health, oral health

 
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