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Revista de Cirurgia e Traumatologia Buco-maxilo-facial

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PITA NETO, Ivo Cavalcante et al. The knowledge of the Lay Public and Health Professionals about the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Fortaleza City. Rev. cir. traumatol. buco-maxilo-fac. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.2, pp. 63-74. ISSN 1808-5210.

Purpose: This paper describes a study assessing the knowledge of the lay public and health professionals about the oral and maxillofacial surgery in the city of Fortaleza, CE. Methodology: Through questionnaires, were addressed to academics and professionals of the dentistry, medical, nursing and the lay public. It described several cases of clinical and asked the respondents to choose a specialist to treat each case, including the plastic surgeon, ENT, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, head and neck surgeon and the "other". The analysis consisted in the construction of contingency tables, applying the chi-square (X ²) and association of Cramer V. In comparison, bilateral tests were used where the value of the level of significance adopted in this study was α = 0.05. Results: It was found that for fracture of nose, tongue cancer, increase in volume in the neck, cosmetic surgery of the nose and dissatisfaction with facial aesthetics, that all groups were classified as knowledge BAD. To removal of salivary gland, biopsy of lesions in the mouth, benign tumor of mandible, increase in volume in the mandible, children with cleft lip, palate and lip-palate, groups 3 and 4 were classified with knowledge BAD. Conclusion: It was concluded that the sample of the results of the study assessing the knowledge of the data reveals OMFS of poor knowledge in relation to groups.

Palavras-chave : Surgery Oral; Speciality..

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