Foundation of the Program
The master’s degree in Rehabilitation is a Professionalizing Program.
The interrelation between oral and general health has been proven with scientific evidence. The close correlation between various oral and chronic noncommunicable diseases is mainly due to the result of common risk factors. The current, broader meaning of oral health does not diminish the importance of the two main oral diseases, dental caries and periodontal disease, both can be effectively prevented and controlled with a combination of actions between the community, the professional and the action individual. Appropriate oral medical care can reduce the risk of premature mortality. Early detection of the disease is in most cases crucial to saving lives as timely treatment is provided. According to the results of the System of Epidemiological Surveillance of Oral Pathologies 2007, with information from users who go to dental health services, 100% suffer from tooth decay, and 53% have some degree of disease in the support tissues of the organs teeth Studies carried out by national organizations show a high rate of dental caries in all age groups, as well as the gradual increase in the loss of dental organs throughout life, observing more than 10 lost dental organs on average of 65 years onwards. Only three dental organs have been treated on average for all age groups, which generates an Oral Rehabilitation need index of more than 70% in the country’s population. On the other hand, it provides data where it indicates that at the age of 18, 85% of people should have all the dental organs, in a correct state. In Mexico, it is estimated that only 29% comply with this scheme and from 60 years onwards only 16% of the population reaches this goal; Therefore, the main challenges of oral health in our country are to improve the oral conditions of the population. As for periodontal diseases, the population shows an average prevalence of 70% in the 30 to 50 year-old group, in which chronic non-communicable diseases occur most frequently. In women of reproductive age this figure is 60%, which results from a lack of oral hygiene culture.
Train Masters in Oral Rehabilitators highly trained in solving oral diseases and dysfunctions of the Stomatognathic system using biomaterials and cutting-edge technology, committed to the preponderant need for the care and protection of society and the environment.
The Master’s Degree in Oral Rehabilitation has as a fundamental purpose to have a curriculum according to the current demands of the Veracruzana University and our society, forming leaders in Oral Rehabilitation that compete in the regional, national and world labor market.