Sergio Rodrigues1, Marcelo Palinkas1*, Selma Siéssere1, Maria Fernanda Rodrigues dos Santos2, Wilson Mestriner-Júnior3, Isabela Hallak Regalo1, Caio Vieira de Barros Arato4, Carla Moreto Santos1 and Simone Cecilio Hallak Regalo1
1Department of Basic and Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto,
University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2Department of Medicine, UNAERP, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
3Department of Stomatology, Collective Health and Forensic Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
4Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry of Piracicaba, FOP, UNICAMP, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Marcelo Palinkas, Department of Basic and Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Received: July 18, 2023; Published: August 04, 2023
Background: It is important to emphasize oral health and adopt care practices that address physical, social, and community aspects of a culture to promote health. This descriptive observational study aimed to perform a geographic and cultural environmental analysis of the indigenous peoples of Xingu with the intention of adapting/adjusting a curriculum model for a dental health technician course.
Materials and Methods: Data collection was based on studies published in databases such as PubMED, SciELO, and LILACS, as well as grey literature sources such as the Federal Constitution, laws, government documents, and parliamentary records. The descriptors used were health care, dentistry, evidence-based dentistry, indigenous peoples, Indians, and Xingu, combined with boolean operators
Results: The study underscores the importance of adapting and adjusting the dental health technician curriculum to address local specificities and preserve evidence-based dentistry principles. This adaptation is vital in bolstering cultural, geographic, and collective aspects, attracting human resources, and defining a healthcare model for the indigenous community of Xingu. The primary focus lies in promoting health, implementing preventive measures, and ensuring access to curative treatments.
Conclusion: he adaptation/adjustment of the dental health technician curriculum is crucial in providing effective dental care to the indigenous community of Xingu. By considering the region's unique characteristics and integrating evidence-based dentistry principles, a health model can be developed to better meet the community's needs. This approach aims to improve healthcare practices, promote oral health, and address preventive and curative measures. Implementation of these measures is expected to significantly enhance the overall oral health of the indigenous community of Xingu.
Keywords:Indigenous Population; Xingu; Oral Health; Technician; Dentistry
Citation: Marcelo Palinkas., et al. “Curricularization of a Technical Course in Oral Health at the High School Level for the Indigenous Community in Xingu: An Environmental Analysis".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.9 (2023): 06-13.
Copyright: © 2023 Marcelo Palinkas., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.