Health promotion in the current dentistry curriculum

Yudith Martínez García, Yolvi Ocaña-Fernández, John Morillo-Flores, Doris Fuster-Guillen, Ronald M. Hernández

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today, Health Promotion has become the social responsibility of the medical universities. It is a fact that the health promotion actions carried out in the units of the national health system do not always meet the quality requirements that guarantee the modification of popular attitudes and behaviors in relation to oral health, so it is necessary to train health professionals from the beginning to ensure such modification. A bibliographic review was carried out in the period from April to May 2016 with the objective of determining the state of the educational policy of Health Promotion in the current curriculum of the Dentistry career. The consulted bibliography was in digital format as well as printed and the databases of reference systems MEDLINE, PubMed and SciELO. MeSH and DeCS descriptors were used. The study was limited to 18 articles and the following conclusions were reached: there are conditions within the study plan of the Stomatology career and in the programs of the subjects that contribute to the integrative discipline of the career that favor from the context of education in the work, for being the ideal space for the link of theory with practice, the formation in the students of the career, in knowledge, abilities and attitudes for their performance in health promotion.

Translated title of the contributionLa promoción de salud en el actual currículo de la carrera de estomatología
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Latinoamericana de Hipertension
Issue number2
StateIndexed - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Curriculum
  • Dentistry
  • Health Promotion
  • Professional Training


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