Profile of the dental surgeon related to the recommendation of individual preventive strategies

Authors

  • Renato Pereira Silva Collective Health concentration area, at the Dentistry Research Center São Leopoldo Mandic
  • Carlos Alfredo de Salles Loureiro Course in Collective Health at the Dentistry Research Center São Leopoldo Mandic
  • Cássio Vicente Pereira Microbiology Department - Unilavras
  • Flávia Martão Flório Collective Health concentration area, at the Dentistry Research Center São Leopoldo Mandic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v5i17.8641891

Keywords:

Evidence-based dentistry. Preventive dentistry. Social dentistry

Abstract

Aiming to evaluate the acquisition of scientific evidence by Dental Surgeons (DSs) and verify whether they applied it clinically, a questionnaire was sent to 223 DSs in Lavras (Minas Gerais, Brazil), containing 9 objective questions relative to confidence to recommend individual preventive strategies in Dentistry. The response rate to the questionnaires was 54.26% (n = 121). After performing logistic regression analysis (Wald Test, α = 0.05), it was found that male DSs graduated from state universities, even though they did not read text books, were more confident of prescribing and applying fluoride gel, while the DSs graduated up to 10 years and who attended in private dental office, were more confident of indicating and applying sealants. Chlorexidine was better recommended and applied by DSs postgraduated. The male DSs indicated and made better use of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART). The DSs graduated from state universities and who had not discussed technical matters with their colleagues over the last 12 months were shown to be more confident of monitoring white stain lesions with a view to the non-progression of dental caries. Thus, it was concluded that only a segment of the DSs evaluated are adequately applying the knowledge based on scientific evidence.

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Author Biographies

Cássio Vicente Pereira, Microbiology Department - Unilavras

graduate at Odontologia - Bacharelado from Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (1995), master's at Microbiologia e Imunologia from Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba - UNICAMP (1998) and ph.d. at Microbiologia e Imunologia from Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba - UNICAMP (2001). Has experience in Odontology, acting on the following subjects: mutans streptococci, cárie dentaria, açúcares, antimicrobianos and microbiologia pulpar.

Flávia Martão Flório, Collective Health concentration area, at the Dentistry Research Center São Leopoldo Mandic

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1997), mestrado em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2000) e doutorado em (Odontologia) Cariologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2003). É especialista em Odontologia em Saúde Coletiva. Atualmente é professor do Centro de Pesquisas Odontológicas São Leopoldo Mandic e foi Coordenadora do Curso de graduação desta IES entre os anos 2006 e 2011

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2015-11-25

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Silva RP, Loureiro CA de S, Pereira CV, Flório FM. Profile of the dental surgeon related to the recommendation of individual preventive strategies. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 25 [cited 2022 Sep. 28];5(17):1022-7. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641891

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