Patrícia Lima Balbo

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OBJECTIVE To compare 12-year-old students from public and private schools in the city of Goiânia, Brazil, in terms of the prevalence of caries, periodontal conditions, dentofacial anomalies, and fluorosis. METHODS In 2003, the 2002-2003 Oral Health Conditions in the Brazilian Population project (SB Brasil) was expanded to Goiânia as a cross-sectional(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to assess the shear bond strength of resin sealants to saliva-contaminated and noncontaminated enamel, comparing 2 curing protocols: (1) individual light-curing of the intermediate bonding agent layer and the sealant; or (2) simultaneous curing of both materials. METHODS Seventy-two enamel test surfaces were(More)
Dietary guidelines are intended to orient dietary habits and policies for health promotion and disease prevention. This article discusses Brazil's national dietary guidelines, aiming to identify issues that can support the strategies proposed by the National Policy on Oral Health. The two currently available official guidelines produced by the Ministry of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines perceptions, and knowledge of how to promote oral healthcare among people caring for children with HIV/AIDS. METHODS A questionnaire was completed by people caring for children with HIV/AIDS, encompassing the quality of life (WHOQoL-bref); the socioeconomic stratification (BECC); and aspects related to oral health through the(More)
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