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Art in the inclusion of children with special needs in dentistry

 

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Art in the inclusion of children with special needs in dentistry

dos Santos MJ, de Aguiar SM. , 2011

Faculdade de Odontologia de Araçatuba, Unesp, Araçatuba, SP 16015-110. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The purpose of this study was to report the use of art and its segments as a source for inclusion of the children with special needs in dentistry. The application of the Art in social therapy activities and workshops was divided in modules: Session of Socialization, Complementary Workshops of Art and Activities, aiming at the cultural anamnesis and artistic preferences of the 313 participants, prior to their dental care treatment at CAOE (Center of Odontological Assistance to patients with special needs) FOA Unesp. According to preference of the participants that answered the questionnaires, the music and the painting are the artistic segments that proved to be most helpful in the activities of inclusion and adaptation. The authors concluded that the use of art in the adaptation and environmental inclusion of the patient, prior to dental procedures is favorable and efficient.

 

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Copyright note: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. All rights to their respective owners. Image: "Smiling little angel" by Pranav Yaddanapudi from Hyderabad, India  [CC-BY-2.0]

 

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