In Venezuela, according to the last census in the country, 40.3% of the population are under 15 years old. 68.45% of this population suffer from oral diseases, which go untreated since early childhood and, because of their degree of complexity, end up requiring a highly trained professional not only with specialized care abilities but also with well-developed research skills and therefore able to solve diagnostic and therapeutic questions necessary to efficiently meet the oral health needs of this important segment of the population. This situation is similar or worse in other Latin American countries.
The Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry Sciences based on the resolution of problems that UNICAL offers in alliance with the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Carabobo, by its own nature, gives the possibility to the general dentists to acquire clinical skills in the area of the Pediatric Dentistry, as well as to systematically learn the elements of research methodology allowing them to generate a scientific product.
This Certificate is characterized by clinical practice developed with a focus on praxis-based induction which consists of the formation of competences centered in the search for predisposing or Etiologic factors linked to genetics and the environment, through clinical protocols designs accomplished by substantiated evidence or the development of research work carried out by the participants.
This 350-hr Certificate, a component of UNICAL’s Master in Health Sciences – Odontopediatrics, has the following objectives:
Effectively increase the clinical and research expertise that help participants develop skills to provide comprehensive dental care to children and adolescents, under an approach humanist and scientist, incorporating the basic tools of new technologies to do so.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
One of the goals of UNICAL University is to facilitate a better health care in Latin America and the Caribbean Region.