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SILVA, Thays Ribeiro da  and  CANTO, Graziela de Luca. Dentistry-speech integration: the importance of interdisciplinary teams formation. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2014, vol.16, n.2, pp.598-603. ISSN 1982-0216.

The dentists and speech language pathologists work in the same area: the stomatognathic system. So, they have a responsibility to work together. Also, they have the need to ally with doctors, psychologists and physical therapists aiming the improvement of the therapies and treatments, promoting health and satisfaction to their patients. However, most dentists have difficulties about which cases need speech therapy and the appropriate time to require it, so does the speech language pathology in concerning to dentistry. The necessary professional skills to be part of a group must be taught and learned since academic life. The health professional should be able to produce and develop knowledge by biopsychosocial-cultural conditions of the health-illness process and also have the ability to communicate with the patients and other professionals. The purpose of this article was to clarify the interdisciplinary work importance in healthcare, focusing on the association between dentistry and speech language pathology for the health promotion of stomatognathic system. It also aims to show the importance of this approach from academic life to the training of prepared and humanized professionals to care the individuals as a whole and to be able to work in teams.

Keywords : Interprofessional Relations; Dentistry; Speech; Language and Hearing Sciences.

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