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[Progresses and challenges to the Oral Health Surveillance Policy in Brazil].

Authors
  • Moysés, Samuel Jorge
  • Pucca Junior, Gilberto Alfredo
  • Paludetto Junior, Moacir
  • Moura, Lenildo de
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista de Saúde Pública
Publisher
Universidade de Sao Paulo Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas - SIBiUSP
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2013
Volume
47 Suppl 3
Pages
161–167
Identifiers
PMID: 24626593
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This comprehensive critical review, carried out in a descriptive-discursive style, presents the oral health surveillance policy currently in force in Brazil. Based on an appraisal of the national and international literature on the subject of health surveillance, it examines the formulation of a scientific and political agenda for oral health surveillance, which is anchored in the institutions of the Brazilian Public Health System. The accomplishment of this agenda is exemplified by the presentation of the most recent Brazilian Oral Health survey (SBBrasil 2010). A conclusive summary is presented on the search for a theoretical and methodological convergence of both the identification of the obstacles and weaknesses still detectable in this policy, and the recognition of its virtues already confirmed by important advances and achievements.

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