Model Proposal for Equity Production in Access to Dental Specialty Centers


  • Jozildo Morais Muniz Filho
  • Maria Alice da Silva Ferreira
  • Debora Lana Alves Monteiro
  • Gabriela de Nazaré Wanderley Lira
  • Túlio Pessoa de Araújo
  • Anna Karina Barros de Moraes Ramalho
  • Mariana Pereira dos Santos Targino
  • Wilton Wilney Nascimento Padilha


Social Vulnerability, Health Equity, Secondary Care, Dentistry


Objective: To address disparities in oral healthcare to allow prioritization of individuals with higher vulnerability. The model seeks to develop a methodology for identifying and classifying vulnerability among CEO users using socioeconomic indicators. Additionally, it aims to establish criteria for access prioritization based on vulnerability profiles, ultimately ensuring that those in greater need receive the specialized oral healthcare they require. Material and Methods: The proposed method leverages two key indicators: the Municipal Social Vulnerability Index (IVS) and the CEO Social Vulnerability Indicator (CEO IVS). CEO IVS is calculated based on CEO user socioeconomic data and compared to the municipality's IVS. The model utilizes a scoring system to classify users' vulnerability levels, allowing for the identification of those most in need of specialized care. The Equality Production Trend Indicator (ITPE-CEO) assesses the alignment between CEO and municipal vulnerability levels, aiding access prioritization. Conclusion: This equity-focused model offers a practical approach to address disparities in oral healthcare access. Vulnerability profiles and socioeconomic factors empower local managers to allocate resources effectively, ensuring that individuals with higher vulnerability receive timely and specialized care. The proposed model promotes inclusivity and responsiveness to community needs, contributing to achieving equitable oral healthcare for all.


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How to Cite

Muniz Filho, J. M., Ferreira, M. A. da S., Monteiro, D. L. A., Lira, G. de N. W., de Araújo, T. P., Ramalho, A. K. B. de M., Targino, M. P. dos S., & Padilha, W. W. N. (2024). Model Proposal for Equity Production in Access to Dental Specialty Centers. Pesquisa Brasileira Em Odontopediatria E Clínica Integrada, 24, e230198. Retrieved from



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