The Pantanal Dental Exchange

The Pantanal Dental Exchange is a new project by PCER looking to provide a range of long term dental and oral public health services to the community in the northern Pantanal.  The six point strategy of the Pantanal Dental Exchange is:
  1. Community assessment: to know and understand the oral health needs of the target population
  2. Inclusive participation
  3. Oral health education/instruction
  4. Primary prevention measures: fluoride agents
  5. Secondary prevention measures: dental screening for early detection and treatment.
  6. Routing the patients with severe (priority) needs (pain due to infection) to nearby health centers where they can receive proper treatment.