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FERREIRA, Simone Helena; SUITA, Raiza Alves; RODRIGUES, Priscila Humbert  e  KRAMER, Paulo Floriani. Interdisciplinarity and its effects on dentistry education. Rev. ABENO [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.1, pp. 87-96. ISSN 1679-5954.

This study aimed to identify and to analyze students' perceptions regarding the assistance of people with disabilities in the extension project "Conquering health: dental assistance of people with disabilities", of Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA) in Canoas/RS. It is a qualitative study developed with 13 students. Data were collected by a trained researcher using semistructured interviews in the Dental College Clinic and were analyzed with content analysis. The questions approached participants' knowledge regarding people with disabilities, their motivations to take part of the project, and feelings guiding their assistance. Most participants changed their opinions about what they believed to be a person with disabilities as well as their previous feelings towards assistance, adding new concepts and feelings that encourage professional performance. The opportunity to deeply experience dental assistance of people with disabilities while attending undergrad dentistry school contributes to the development of better professionals, both technically and emotionally. Therefore, there is an amplification of dental assistance, minimizing difficulties faced by patients with disabilities when looking for dental assistance.

Palavras-chave : Dental Care for Disabled.; Perception.; Staff Development..

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