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SALES, Isa Teixeira et al. Undergraduate Dental students' perceptions regarding the Brazilian Health System. Rev. ABENO [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.2, pp. 69-76. ISSN 1679-5954.

Oral health policies prior to implementation of the Unified Health System (SUS), were considered mutually exclusive and directed to healing practices. Indicators showed little contribution to the improvement of oral health. The SUS institution allowed the direction of Brazilian public health to preventive, humane and integrated actions. The aim of this study was to analyze the profile of the dental student of the Federal University of Pará according with the professional interests and the performance in the SUS. We used an inductive approach with procedure statistical-comparative and extensive direct technique observation through a questionnaire. From the sample universe of 478 students enrolled of 1st to 10th semester, extracted a sample of 240 students (confidence level 95%). It was found that for 93.8% the SUS construction dependent of the union of users, government and professionals interested in offering best services. The students say that training in dentistry at is directed to the work in the SUS and the human sciences are important for professional practice. The subjects addressed and practical activities developed were considered insufficient for professional practice.

Palavras-chave : Education in Dentistry.; Human Resources Formation.; Unified Health System..

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