Training of public school students in the district of Conceição de Jacareí, Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil as multipliers and protagonists in the dissemination of relevant topics in oral health
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SESC/RJ, Brazil
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A929
The OdontoSesc Mobile Units are an itinerant project of the Social Service of Commerce that offer free dental treatment and health promotion activities to the general population. Objective: it was proposed the development of training work for students of a public school in order to make them multipliers and disseminators of relevant topics related to oral health in Conceição de Jacareí, District of Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil.

A health fair model presentation was chosen. For the elaboration of the event, there was a selection of students, who were divided into groups and each one was assigned a theme: evolution of caries; periodontitis; dental trauma; dental prosthesis and oral self-examination. The training of the students was conducted by the health team with weekly meetings for the practical and theoretical development of the themes.

The health fair provided the students involved with the transmission of knowledge to other students and the population in general, about the knowledge acquired by promoting the autonomy of self-care.

the development of health fairs is an important tool for the transmission of knowledge. A legacy is left and empowerment is generated regarding the knowledge acquired in favor of the well-being of the community.

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