El papel del cirujano dentista de práctica privada en la salud pública
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A private dentsit can help to improve the state of health of his community by being active in the following three areas:1) In private practice, where his main activities consist of: a) preventive measures, chiefly the topical application of fluoride solution; b) health education with a view to discouraging excessive sugar intake, teaching correct brushing of the teeth, and recommending frequent periodic visits to the dentist; c) improved dental care among children; d) increased performance in his work through adequate use of auxiliary personnel; e) utilization of the most advanced techniques; and f) early diagnosis of general diseases with oral sympstoms, especially of cancer2) In the dental association, where the following activities would be most important to public health: a) training of professional and auxiliary personnel; b) promotion of water fluoridation; c) dental health education of the public; and d) organization of (dental) services to be paid by third parties or on the installment plan3) At dental schools, where the dentist could promote the following: a) an increase in the number of dental schools in the country; b) an increase in the number of students per school and of school resources and the prevention of dropout; and c) inclusion in dental school curricula of preventive and public health dentistryIt is not only our duty as public health workers to utilize every ...(AU)
The role of the private dentist in public health
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