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RGO - Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia

On-line version ISSN 1981-8637

Abstract

MATTOS, Grazielle Christine Maciel et al. Profile of dentists in oral health team of a microregion of Minas Gerais, Brazil. RGO, Rev. Gaúch. Odontol. [online]. 2014, vol.62, n.1, pp.31-36. ISSN 1981-8637.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1981-8637201400010000052590.

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the profile of dentists in oral health team of the micro-region of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

METHODS:

Cross-sectional study with 48 dentists in 16 municipalities, in which data collection was conducted by questionnaire. The variables considered for the study were: training time in years, and monthly real salary (centroid), in compliance with weekly working hours, mode of incorporation into the oral health team, postgraduate course, social participation and ongoing involvement in Family Health. All variables were used to group dentists by Two Step Cluster analysis segmentation, with p <0.05 significance level.

RESULTS:

They formed three clusters that differed mainly in relation to training time in years (p = 0.007), hours worked (p <0.001), postgraduate course (p <0.001) and social participation (p = 0.031). The first cluster grouped dentists with less training time, receiving an intermediate salary to comply with the stated working hours and lack of post-graduate course, the second grouped dentists with the highest salaries and years of graduation who have post-graduate course and the last was composed of dentists with intermediary training time, the lowest salaries that complied with the working hours, have attended the training course / training in the Family Health Strategy and have no social participation.

CONCLUSION:

Dentists in the Family Health Strategy differ as regards weekly working hours, postgraduate course and social participation in the city, and the training time can be a critical feature to point out these differences.

Keywords : Occupational dentistry; Occupational health; Oral health.

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