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Evolución de las características demográficas de la población de profesionales en odontología incorporados al Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica entre 1951-2017
Evolution of the demographic characteristics of the population of dental professionals in the College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica between 1951-2017
Introducción. La gestión del recurso humano en salud ha sido propuesta como una necesidad por parte de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, particularmente para los países de renta media y baja. ...
The Role of Socioeconomic Position in Determining Tooth Loss in Elderly Costa Rican: Findings from the CRELES Cohort
El rol de la posición socioeconómica en la determinación de la pérdida de piezas dentales en personas adultas mayores costarricenses: Hallazgos de la cohorte de CRELES
Objective: Differences in health status between socioeconomic groups continue to challenge epidemiological research. To evaluate health inequalities in tooth loss, using indicators of socioeconomic position (education ...
The Oral Microbiota: A Literature Review for Updating Professionals in Dentistry. Part I
La microbiota oral: una revisión de literatura para la actualización de profesionales en odontología. Parte I
In recent decades, a body of literature examining the relationships between oral health and general health has rapidly developed. However, the biological mechanisms involved in explaining such relationships have not been ...
Social inequality in incidence and mortality of malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx: Is Costa Rica an international paradox?
Objectives: Low socioeconomic position (SEP) has been associated with higher incidences and mortality of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (LOP) cancers in the vast majority of countries with available data. The origins of ...
Health inequalities in the geographic distribution of dental practitioners in Costa Rica: an ecological study
Results: Mean national LPA was 6.5 full-time equivalents per 10 000 inhabitants, 3.4% of the Costa Rican population had no access to dentist; 12.9% had very low accessibil- ity, 22.7% had low accessibility, 35.0% had ...
Can Biological Markers Partially Explain the Link Between the Social Environment and Oral Health?
Understanding how the social world affects humans´ health by “getting under the skin” and penetrating the cells, organs and physiological systems of the body is a key tenet in public health research. Here, we propose the ...
The Oral Microbiota: a Literature Review for Updating Professionals in Dentistry-Part II
In the first part of this literature review, published in October 2019 in this journal, we summarized the conceptual background of the oral microbiota, and the main methods used in microbiology to characterize oral organisms. ...
Prevalence of Dental Caries Among Costa Rican Male Students Aged 12-22 Years Using ICDAS-II
Objective: Dental decay is a public health challenge in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, particularly for young people, often confronted to healthcare access barriers. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence ...
Early socioeconomic conditions and severe tooth loss in middle-aged Costa Ricans
Objective A wide literature shows a strong social gradient in tooth loss according to income, education and occupation, in both developed and developing countries. It has been shown associations between tooth loss and ...
Is tooth loss important when evaluating perceived general health? Findings from a nationally representative study of Costa Rican adults
Objectives. Although previous studies have shown that oral diseases can impact certain systemic conditions, dental care has been historically separated from medical healthcare organizations in middle‐income countries. There ...