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  1. 1. FUNDECO (Scientific Foundation for Continuing Education in Dentistry and Dental Trauma)
  2. 2. FUNDECO (Scientific Foundation for Continuing Education in Dentistry and Dental Trauma) was established in 2002 by Dr. Sonia Ferreyra in Córdoba, Argentina. ARGENTINA
  3. 3. ARGENTINA <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>To provide advanced education for the dental profession with a focus on Endodontics and Dental Traumatology </li></ul><ul><li>To provide oral healthcare services to the community </li></ul><ul><li>To pursue research in the emerging sciences of Endodontology and Traumatology </li></ul> CORDOBA
  4. 4. Education Program: The goal is to educate highly qualified dental professionals in the fields of clinical endodontics and dental traumatology. Courses are presented by AAE member Dr. Sonia Ferreyra, both nationally and internationally on a regular basis. Seminars covering a wide range of topics have been presented by AAE members Dr. James Gutmann and Dr. Paul Lovdahl including a highly intense “hands-on” 4-6 day program on Endodontic Surgery MAIN ACTIVITIES
  5. 5. MAIN ACTIVITIES Clinical Program : All treatment provided under the auspices of FUNDECO is free of charge to enhance the educational experiences of the dentist and to enable patients to retain their teeth using contemporary endodontic and restorative treatment modalities. Research and Development Programs: Creative intellectual activity is fostered through ongoing clinical and animal research activities in addition to a focus on the dental literature for all participants to support evidence-based choices in treatment.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Prevention and Promotion Programs: Create awareness and achieve a proper managenment of traumatic emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>1. Schools Program (Educate teachers, parents and physical education instructors on early and proper treatment of traumatized teeth) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Prevention and Promotion Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>2. Sports Program (Educating coaches, physical education teachers and athletes regarding the benefits of creating a safe environment during the activities) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Emergency Units Program (information is provided to doctors and paramedics who are in contact with traumatic dental injuries resulting from accidents or violent acts ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Rehabilitation and Care Program: </li></ul><ul><li>Highly trained professionals from the Foundation provide patient care free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>- Program I: </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate care to children and youngsters in cases of trauma at the Niño Jesús Pediatric Hospital and the Foundation (Agreement with the Education Ministery). Patients are referred from schools, sports clubs and hospitals. </li></ul><ul><li>- Program II: </li></ul><ul><li>Management of deep dentinal carious on patients between 6 and 16 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>- Program III: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on adult patients needing Endodontic Treatment . </li></ul><ul><li>- Program IV: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on patients needing Endodontic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li> - Program V: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on pediatric dentists and provision of care in the primary dentition </li></ul>
  9. 9. ARGENTINA National and international centers for education and provision of patient care
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  17. 17. <ul><li>Major achievements over 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Education Programs : </li></ul><ul><li>359 students have completed or are completing a 3yr intense educational program including clinical experiences listed below </li></ul><ul><li>Free of charge treatments in the various communities: </li></ul><ul><li>Management of 761 cases of traumas </li></ul><ul><li>14.611 Endodontic Treatments </li></ul><ul><li>288 Endodontic Surgeries (over the past 5 years) </li></ul><ul><li>40 patients per year in pediatric dentistry </li></ul>
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  19. 19. <ul><li>Educates professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Offers free of charge health care </li></ul><ul><li>Develops preventive activities </li></ul><ul><li>Carries out investigations </li></ul>The Foundation: To see beautiful smiles