Educación para la Salud en Odontología

  • Inocente-Díaz M
  • Pachas-Barrionuevo F
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Education for Health (EpS) is a continuous learning process which begins at infancy, continuous through- out our lives and promotes the development of health practices. Nowadays it is considered as an important tool to achieve the strategies stated by Health Promotion. But to educate in health implies to generate a conduct change thru messages which promote the control of conduct type risk factors by means of applying diverse methodologies, theories and models adapted to the reality or context in which we wish to apply it to. The EpS in Dentistry is a combination of experiences of teaching-learning which lead to improve and maintain oral health. It is well known that the diseases of greater prevalence in dentistry are dental caries and periodontal disease, but other problems that we should not forget are oral cancer and dentofacial traumatism. Therefore, topics such as oral hygiene, adequate eating habits, the use of fluoride and other prevention measures for these problems, must be part of the health messages. This literature revision compiles available information on education on oral health, some with success, others not; but all with a fundamental objective: improve the health conditions of the health population in different contexts and social realities




Inocente-Díaz, M. E., & Pachas-Barrionuevo, F. de M. (2014). Educación para la Salud en Odontología. Revista Estomatológica Herediana, 22(4).

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