Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde
versão impressa ISSN 1679-4974
JACCOTTET, Cleusa Marfiza Guimarães; BARROS, Aluísio J. D.; CAMARGO, Maria Beatriz Junqueira de e CASCAES, Andreia Morales. Assessment of dental treatment needs and productive capacity of primary dental care in the municipality of Pelotas, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2009. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.2, pp. 333-340. ISSN 1679-4974. http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/S1679-49742012000200016.
OBJECTIVE: to describe dental treatment requirements and productive capacity of primary health care in the municipality of Pelotas, Brazil. METHODS: This study used data from the 2003 National Oral Health Survey to estimate the indicators of individuals 15 years or above, that needed restorations in the teeth, extractions, and periodontal treatment, by age and income. The productive potential of the city was estimated using data from the Ambulatory Care Information System/National Health System. RESULTS: over 234,000 individuals showed a need of dental treatment; 274,085 needed teeth restoration; 107,659 needed extraction; 282,986 sextants with needs of calculus removal; and 17,803 needed periodontal treatment. The 680,000 dental visits that were necessary are hugely disproportional compared with the 47,179 procedures performed in the municipality in 2008. CONCLUSION: productive capacity of the public oral health care in Pelotas-RS was far from being sufficient to cater to all the needs of the population.
Palavras-chave : Primary Attention; Health Services Needs and Demand; Comprehensive Dental Care; Oral Health.