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Revista odontológica mexicana

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ALVARADO GAMBOA, Esperanza; BENAVIDES RIOS, Alejandro  and  JIMENEZ CASTILLO, René. Impact of the UNAM Faculty of Dentistry Extramural Maxillofacial Prosthesis Program in Mexico from 1994 to 2018 (historical overview). Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp.48-54. ISSN 1870-199X.

The goal of this document is to give an historical account of the importance and impact of the extramural program carried out by the UNAM Faculty of Dentistry Specialty of Maxillofacial Prosthetics to set a narrative precedent. The right of healthcare directed toward the physical rehabilitation and hence increased quality of life of patients is contained in the Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the high cost of this type of care complicates its coverage on the part of Government health systems. But when the effort, the determination, and the capacity of various participating institutions blend, high-level medicine can reach to the most disadvantaged populations.

Keywords : Maxillofacial prosthesis; extramural programs; ocular prosthesis.

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