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Water Fluoridation Promotes Oral Health across Communities

Water Fluoridation Promotes Oral Health across Communities

Hailed as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century by the CDC, water fluoridation has been preventing tooth decay in communities since 1945. This section highlights an overview on community water fluoridation and its benefits for oral health from the Center for Disease Control

Última actualización el Lunes 15 de Noviembre de 2010 09:39
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Donate to Oral Health of Haiti (OHOH) Coalition

Your Donation Will Help Restore Dental Health Services in Haiti. (Click here to visit the Pan American Health and Education Foundation Website)

The OHOH Coalition is rebuilding dental health services in Haiti by mobilizing volunteers and providing dental equipment.


The Dental Trade Alliance Members Help Rebuild Haitian Oral Health Care

In collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization, the dental community in Haiti has completed an evaluation of the status of their facilities and the immediate needs in the community. Working with DTA, PAHO has also developed a mechanism to assure that donated equipment and supplies will reach the appropriate parties in Haiti.   [For more information click here]


Última actualización el Lunes 26 de Julio de 2010 06:23

Informe final: Taller de Salud Oral para las Américas. 23 -25 de abril del 2009. México D.F.

Un llamado a la Acción para lograr comunidades libres de caries en las poblaciones más vulnerables de la Región. Memorias. Washington, D.C., 2009.

Active ImageEsta publicación enmarca el trabajo colectivo de los países de la Región de las Américas durante tres días, para proponer actividades necesarias para mejorar las condiciones de salud bucodental.

Tiene como objetivos fundamentales dar a conocer las actividades del Taller de salud oral para las Américas, el contexto de las iniciativas del mismo, la participación de expertos de los países y las conclusiones y recomendaciones presentadas.

El trabajo de los participantes se concentró en tres objetivos generales: discutir e intercambiar información sobre estrategias de intervención; proponer, al menos, un modelo de intervención sobre una población blanco; además, debatir los proyectos para alcanzar una declaración final.

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Última actualización el Lunes 31 de Agosto de 2009 10:42

La Salud Oral de los Niños de Bajos Ingresos:

Saskia Estupiñán-Day, Trevor Milner, Marisol Téllez. La Salud Oral de los Niños de Bajos Ingresos: Procedimientos para el Tratamiento Restaurativo Atraumático (PRAT). 2006. (Informe final. Número de proyecto 091024)

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Última actualización el Martes 19 de Mayo de 2009 09:12

Caries Free Communities Initiative

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The Caries Free Communities Initiative (CFCI) is an eight year plan that represents a widely sustained effort to combat the great burden of caries throughout the Americas. The principal goal of the strategy is to reduce the burden of oral disease by the year 2015 by reducing the prevalence of caries and increasing the coverage of services in the most vulnerable populations in the ‘Region of the Americas’. Vulnerable populations are identified as low socio-economic groups such as marginalized and geographically isolated populations, women, children, and people infected with AIDS.



G O A L S :  
  • Goal #1: Ensure a degree of access of essential and basic oral health for all through opportunities directed towards the ‘care and treatment’ of the most vulnerable groups.  
  • Goal #2:Integrate the oral health component in the services of Primary Health Care (PHC).
  • Goal #3: Increase verified Cost-Effective interventions: plan of several years of fluoridation programs in the Americas and expansion of coverage in oral health with simple technologies.
A C T I O N    P L A N :
  • Phase I: Form partnerships with the public and private sectors that support the initiative and ensure their sustainability by identifying the most vulnerable communities in every country.   
  • Phase II: Oral health interventions implemented to reduce caries by 80% among targeted communities by the year 2014.   
  • Phase III: Empowering the national and local health authorities, members of the academic community and local associations, and the organization of educational activities for oral health promotion. Training of oral health professionals throughout the Region, measuring the progress, and disseminating the results.   

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CFCI Activities in the Region (reports):

CFCI Training Resources:

    Workshop “Train the trainer”

    Are you interested in participating in CFCI? 
     
    If you would like to participate in this momentous initiative that has the backing of Ministries of Health, public health associations, and dental schools, but needs your support and involvement to succeed, please contact us. 
    Última actualización el Jueves 11 de Julio de 2013 13:35

    Workshop on caries prevention for communities in the Region of the Americas

    The workshop was developed by Bonnie Bruerd, DrPH and Mary Beth Kinney, EdD, MPH in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health and the Pan American Health Organization and the Gorgas Institute.

    Special acknowledgement of appreciation to Joanna M. Douglass, BDS,DDS for permission to use Fluoride Varnish Application video, and to First5 Oral Health for permission to use photographs.

    Última actualización el Lunes 04 de Febrero de 2013 10:18
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