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FREITAS, Sérgio Fernando Torres de; CALVO, Maria Cristina Marino  and  LACERDA, Josimari Telino de. Collective health and new curricular directives in dentistry: a proposal for undergraduate courses. Trab. educ. saúde [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.2, pp.223-234. ISSN 1981-7746.

This study analyzes the trajectory of professional proposals defined in the guidelines of course curricula for Dentistry in Brazil, until the implementation of new national curricula directives. The current situation of courses that have adopted such directives and the adhesion to Pró-Saúde is also analyzed, with formation service guidelines. This curriculum proposal for collective health content for the Dentistry Course at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, its constructive logic, the theoretical and practical activities, the experience of students and professors in the Public Health System (SUS), work periods and distribution in the course curriculum are also all analyzed. The proposal is presented as an innovative alternative whose differential is synthesized in the concept of instructing students with a concept of collective health that comes before the formation of any traditionally taught dentistry-centered concepts, thus bringing students closer to a custom of collective health.

Keywords : dentistry education; curriculum; human resources in dentistry.

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