Dental caries and gingivitis is a public health problem due to its high frequency in the population and the costs they imply for society. Caries studies in recent decades in the population under six years of age have found a prevalence in a range between 20 and 70%. The objective of the study was to describe caries indicators as index and level of POPs, history of caries, prevalence of dental caries and prevalence of gingivitis in children in some community homes in six municipalities of Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Professor of Dentistry at the School of Public Health at the University of Valle, with a doctoral degree in Public Health Sciences at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico), a Master's Degree in Health Administration from University of Valle (Colombia), Specialist in Finance of the Libre University (Colombia), Specialist in Strategic Management in Information Systems of the University of Santiago de Cali (Colombia) and Academic Stay in Dental Public Health at the University College of London.
At the professional level he has been a public health advisor and manager in Hospitals of different levels of care. I have participated in the direction of the National Survey of Health, Welfare and Aging Colombia 2015. He is currently managing the Oral Health Research Group Pacific Siglo XXI. He participated as a tutor in the virtual campus of Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization in the course of Social Determinants in Health.
He received an awards in acknowledgment of his work, presented at the XX Latin American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Managua, Nicaragua 2011), 10th National Symposium on Prevention and Education for Oral Health and 4th Latin American Congress on Prevention (CORA-FOLA, 2010), XVIII National Meeting and IX Ibero-American Research in Dentistry, Oaxaca, Mexico (2011), Buenos Aires (Argentina 2011), VIII Metropolitan Dental Congress held in Caracas Venezuela (2011), Clinical Medicine and Vanguard Congress, Guadalajara Mexico 2010), VII Meeting of Dental Research of the Colombian Association of Faculties of Dentistry, Manizales, Colombia (1996) and Rafael Torres Pinzón National Award for Dental Research, Bucaramanga, Colombia (1992).