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Analysis of sugarcane cutters oral health conditions in the region of Bauru-SP

Grant number: 06/04152-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2007
Effective date (End): December 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry
Principal researcher:José Roberto Pereira Lauris
Grantee:Katia Fernanda Nery
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


The modern companies consider the man as main part of the production’s system and in contrast that happened in the beginning of Industrial Revolution, the man is who determines the productivity and, as consequence, the progress and success of the company. At this context, the companies have been worried about quality of life from his workers, offering adequate security in work, environments, medical and orthodontic attendance. Although all this evolution, a great parcel of the workers still remains displayed to the unhealthy conditions of work, without access to healths programs and Equipment of Individual Protection (EPI), with wearisome works days and living in precarious conditions. This objective of study to analyze the life and buccals conditions of sugar cane cutter on the region of Bauru-SP, most exactly in Barra Bonita, with authorization of Lençóis Paulistas Agricultural Enterprise Center and still aims at contribute with the Specialized Job’s teams in Security engineering and Medicines Work (SESMT) in the prevention of buccal’s illnesses and industrial accidents. A survey will be carried through epidemiologist of the buccal injuries with intention of identify the most prevalent and their association with the occupational activity, as well as the degree of knowledge from these workers, about cares with their buccal health. Also some measures will be proposals to increase the protection of these workers and alternatives to stimulate adequate buccal hygiene. Orientation and lectures will be carried through, beyond the distribution of dental hygienes kits contend brush, cream and dental wire, to them acquire knowledge from importance of buccal healths preservation as significant factor of the general health. (AU)

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