Débora Dias da Silva

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Correspondence to: Dr. Antonio Carlos Pereira, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba – UNICAMP, Departamento de Odontologia Social, Avenida Limeira, 901, Areião, CEP 13141-900, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, Fax: 55-19-3412-5218, apereira@fop.unicamp.br. Abstract The occlusal surface has been considered the most suitable site for carious attack for its complex(More)
This study assessed oral health conditions through clinical examination and self-perception. The sample consisted of 112 subjects 60 years of age or older in Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil, divided into two groups: G1, with dental insurance (n = 55) and G2, without dental insurance (n = 57). Clinical examinations were conducted according to WHO guidelines.(More)
This cross-sectional study investigated the association between the presence of 20 or more teeth and sociodemographic and economic variables, use of dental care, and self-perceived oral health in adults. The sample consisted of 1,612 individuals aged 35 to 44 years, representative of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. In addition to the dental examination,(More)
The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of dental caries, edentulism, and use of and need for complete dental prostheses in adults and the elderly in Rio Claro, São Paulo State, Brazil. The total sample included 202 subjects, 101 elderly (64 to 75 year-olds) and 101 adults (35 to 44 year-olds), who were examined by four examiners according to who(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe self-perceived oral health among elderly people and assess associated sociodemographic and clinical factors. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out with 876 participants forming a representative sample of elderly people (65 years of age or over) in Campinas, Southeastern Brazil, in 2008-2009. Dental examinations were(More)
Dental plaque removal is an important issue in health promotion. Toothbrushing is one of the main methods employed for such purpose, since it can prevent dental caries by means of the fluoride present in the dentifrice. Dentifrices might contain plaque disclosing agents and thus allow dental plaque observation. The aim of this study was to assess whether(More)
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