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9th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
ICDO 2019

Jairo Corchuelo Ojeda

Jairo Corchuelo Ojeda, Speaker at Dental Conferences
University of the Valley, Colombia
Title: Perceptions, knowledge and attitudes of health professionals and health-schools student about the oral health of pregnant women


This study seeks to determine the level of understanding regarding oral health in expectant mothers and its relationship to complications during birth between health's professionals and health's students
Materials and Methods
Two Cross-sectional study, applying a questionnaire among attendees of the 20th Latin American Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics "FLASOG 2011", which was attended by physicians specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, resident physicians, general practitioners and professional nurses. The other study the target population was students in medical, nursing, and dental programs who were finishing their last year of study in a public and in a private university in the city of Cali, Colombia during the period lasting from December 2014 to August 2015.
For the first study, a simple random sampling was performed, with a final sample of 103 was defined. For de second study, the sample size took into account the total number of students as recorded by the registrar's office at each of the selected institutions;  257 students enrolled in the medical, nursing, and dentistry programs at the health schools in two universities in the city of Calí were evaluated.  Once the data were obtained, they were processed in statistical software SPSS (Statistical package for Social Science) v.22 for tabulation and analysis, were taken frequency and percentage measures for categorical variables and measures of central tendency for numerical variables. Depending on the response tendencies found among different professionals, possible hypotheses were explored for future studies, applying the Chi2 test considering as significant a value of p≤0.05.


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).