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MORETTI-PIRES, Rodrigo Otávio; LIMA, Levi Abraão Marinho  and  MACHADO, Maria Helena. Sociology of professions and Dentistry academics' perception about the Community Health Agent in Oral Health. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.39, pp.1085-1096.  Epub Aug 19, 2011. ISSN 1807-5762.

Professional action in the Family Health Program requires that dentists have an attitude that breaks with traditional clinical practices, such as the articulation with the Agente Comunitário de Saúde (Community Health Agent - ACS) in this context of teamwork. These questions refer to the field of Sociology of Health Professions. This article investigates the perception of Dentistry academics about the ACS performance in oral health work. Concerning the methodology, we used 40 interviews with Dentistry academics from a federal university, and the interviews were treated by a hermeneutical-dialectical process. The results point to lack of training in multiprofessional teamwork, difficulties in working in Public Health, and also lack of knowledge about the tasks of the Family Health Team members, in particular about the ACS's tasks within Oral Health.

Keywords : Medical sociology; Dental students; Family Health; Health manpower; Oral Health.

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