Experience report of dental care in schoolchildren in the municipality of Japeri-Rio de Janeiro, through the atraumatic restoration technique (ART) in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic
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Social Service of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro health management 135, Coronel Paulo Malta Resende, Barra da Tijuca , Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22631-005 Brazil
Social Service of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro
Social Service of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro health management 715,Sete de setembro,201,Rio de Janeiro,25020190 Brazil
Social Service of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro health management 55,Av Jornalista Alberto Francisco Torres, 708-1, Icaraí, Niterói, 24230-000 Brazil
Social Service of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro health management 60, João Alfredo, 504, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, 20511-390 Brazil
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1646
With the pandemic of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) and the consequent decrease in preventive supply and curative dental care, there was a lack of attention to oral health. The application of the ART, by Mobile Units of Sesc-RJ, was a way to expanding dental care. In addition to the office, with a minimal invasive technique, without using rotary instruments, providing social inclusion, guidance, prevention and maintenance of oral health.

describe the experience of dental care through ART in students of the Municipal School Ary Schiavo, during the Covid-19Pandemic. Methodology: Descriptive study with a qualitative approach. The project started in October 2020, covering children aged 5 to 12 enrolled at the Ary Schiavo Municipal School, 01 dental surgeon, 01 oral health assistant and 01 general services assistant were allocated in the project. The activities took place in a classroom provided by the educational institution. Lectures were held for all students, a survey of dental needs, supervised brushing for selected students and general guidelines for their guardians. The assessment of dental needs was carried out through visual clinical examination, using a flashlight, with the aim of identifying cavities. Later, the patient underwent ART.

There was an improvement in oral health and quality of life of this population, during a critical moment for world health, minimizing risks of cross-infection by aerosols in dental offices and knowledge transmission for the maintenance of public health.

We found that teams performance was effective at the proposed time.

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