Antonio Carlos Pereira

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The purpose of this study was to identify risk indicators of high caries level at baseline (HCLB) based on cross-sectional data and predictors of high caries increment (HCI) based on a 7-year-follow-up examination in 6-8-year-old schoolchildren. Two hundred and six schoolchildren were examined in 1997 and in 2004 by the same two calibrated dentists, in(More)
The present study investigated the distribution profile of dental caries and its association with areas of social deprivation at the individual and contextual level. The cluster sample consisted of 1,002 12-year-old schoolchildren from Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. The DMFT Index was used for dental caries and the Care Index was used to determine access to dental(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to investigate the effectiveness of sealant placement under the guidelines of the Oral Health Promotion Program for Children and Adolescents (Portugal), and to test the influence of clinical and socioeconomic variables on the DMFT increment in 277 children, born in 1997. MATERIAL AND METHODS A dental hygienist(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to compare the socioeconomic and family characteristics of underprivileged schoolchildren with and without curative dental needs participating in a dental health program. METHODS A random sample of 1411 of 8-to-10 year-old Brazilian schoolchildren was examined and two sample groups were included in the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the impact of oral health conditions, socioeconomic status and use of specific substances on quality of life of alcohol and drug addicted persons, receiving care at outpatient treatment facilities in Brazil. METHODS A random sample of 262 participants, mean age 37 years, from Psychosocial(More)
BACKGROUND Investigate the individual and contextual variables related to caries in underprivileged adolescents, and the disparity in distribution of the disease. METHODS Cross-sectional analytical study, conducted in the city of Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, in 2012. The probabilistic sample was composed of 1,179 adolescents from 15-19 years of age, randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the evolution of indicators after the implementation of 21 Oral Healthcare Teams in the Family Health Strategy. METHODS We used data from outpatient services of Oral Healthcare Teams to evaluate efficiency, access, percentage of absences and emergencies of oral healthcare professionals who worked in the partnership between the(More)
BACKGROUND Voice problems are more common in teachers due to intensive voice use during routine at work. There is evidence that occupational disphonia prevention programs are important in improving the quality voice and consequently the quality of subjects' lives. AIM To investigate the impact of educational voice interventions for teachers on quality of(More)
OBJECTIVES a) to evaluate the interexaminer reliability in caries detection considering different diagnostic thresholds and b) to indicate, by using Kappa statistics, the best way of measuring interexaminer agreement during the calibration process in dental caries surveys. METHODS Eleven dentists participated in the initial training, which was divided(More)
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