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ISSN: 2637-6636

Interventions in Pediatric Dentistry: Open Access Journal

Review Article(ISSN: 2637-6636)

Proposal of dental attention model for children with disabilities in Ecuador

Volume 1 - Issue 5

Villavicencio Caparo Ebingen1*, Alvear Cordova Maria Cristina2, Pariona Minaya Maria del Carmen3 and Vintimilla Acosta Rafael4

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    • 1Dentistry research coordinator at Universidad Catolica de Cuenca, South America
    • 2Professor of Pediatric dentistry at Universidad Catolica de Cuenca, South America
    • 3Professor of Pediatric dentistry at Universidad Catolica de Cuenca, South America
    • 4Dentist at ADINEA School, South America

    *Corresponding author: Villavicencio Caparo Ebingen, Dentistry research coordinator at Universidad Catolica de Cuenca, Ecuador, South America

Received: July 17, 2018;   Published: July 19, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/IPDOAJ.2018.01.000125

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Abstract

Children with disabilities are a vulnerable group that needs special attention and care in dentistry (because of physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive or emotional impairment). It is known that disability generates different levels of risk for oral diseases. Ecuador is a country that is at the forefront of global care for people with disabilities, the Catholic University of Cuenca-Ecuador, has proposed an early intervention model (based on evidence) to the control of caries lesions in these patients, through a school based intervention developed at ADINEA school in the same city. This model is currently being applied since August 2017. The purpose of this paper is to present, academically the conceptual model of our intervention. This proposal has 4 principal components parents support, minimal intervention approach, tooth decay control and behavior management.

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