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Truck driver's oral health care

14.02.2020 | Health and Quality of Life

The professional driver who travels on Rodovia Presidente Dutra has access to free service that is very important to their quality of life and health: a dental clinic, made available by Instituto CCR, through CCR NovaDutra.
Last year, from January to December, 5,124 preventive procedures were performed - in this case, a single service can generate more than one procedure. Altogether, the space made 1,574 calls to these professionals behind the wheel. On site, the driver can receive, for example, fluoride applications, restorations, tartar removal and simple extractions. These services have been available to professionals since 2008.
Alexandre Silva do Nascimento, bus driver, says he needed emergency dental care due to a severe toothache. “I looked for a private dentist and I couldn't find one, because even though it is an emergency, it is necessary to make an appointment. It was then that I remembered the service provided by CCR NovaDutra and had excellent service. This project is important, as many companions who are on the road day and night need assistance, but do not have time to seek help in their cities. Providing service on the road is very valuable support. I am grateful to CCR for this initiative”, says Alexandre.
As for truck driver Luiz Antônio da Silva Pinto, the oral health project is highly efficient. “In my profession, it is very important that we have this type of health support. I was very satisfied with the service and efficiency at work. I recommend it and thank you on behalf of all my colleagues", he says.
Service
In over ten years of services provided, the unit accounted for more than 21.5 thousand services. Since July 2018, consultations have been given in a new structure in the parking lot of the Arco-Íris Service Station, located at km 81.9 of the road heading towards Rio de Janeiro, in Roseira (SP).

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Autor: Adenir Britto