Hospital Dentist Practice in Perception of the Multiprofessional Health Team of a Reference Center in Oncology – Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil


Hospital Dentist Practice in Perception of the Multiprofessional Health Team of a Reference Center in Oncology – Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil


Fernanda Gabriela Delfino Ferreira 1*, Taís Soares Ramos1, Camila da Silva Souza1, Luiza Vanessa de Lima Silva1, Márcia Jasmine Sidartha da Silva Fernandes1, Mayara Larissa Moura de Souza2, Mônica Moreira Dias da Cruz3, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal4, Vânia Cavalcanti Ribeiro da Silva5

1Student of the Dentistry Course, School of Dentistry, University of Pernambuco; 2Resident Dentist in Hospital Dentistry focusing on Oncology at University of Pernambuco; 3Dental Surgeon, Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, University Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, University of Pernambuco; 4Prof. Adjunct PhD. Regent of the General Pathological Processes Discipline of the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of Pernambuco, Head of the Dentistry Service of the Oncology Center of the University Hospital Oswaldo Cruz of the University of Pernambuco, Coordinator of the Residency Program in Hospital Dentistry focusing on Oncology, University of Pernambuco; 5Prof. Adjunct Doctor of the Discipline of Stomatology


American Journal of Geographical Research and Reviews

Introduction: The hospital dentist practice is necessary for the integral attention to the hospitalized patient, contributes to the infection control and quality of care.

Objective: to verify the perception of the multiprofessional health team of a Reference Center in Pediatric and Adult Hospital Oncology, about the dental practice in the care of hospitalized patients. Methodology: Prospective cross-sectional study conducted at the Reference Center for Pediatric and Adult Hospital Oncology, from May to September 2019, through the application of a semi-structured questionnaire, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Used Excel 2010 and statistical analysis, Pearson’s chi-square and Fisher’s exact tests were used, considering p ≤ 0.05.

Results: a sample of 152 health professionals, of which 88.8% are female, 51.3% nursing, predominant age group between 40 and 69 years (60.6%) and 57.2% of professionals work in the Adult Hospital Oncology Center. In this study, 99.3% of the samples report being important or a dentist following and treating patients’ oral problems and 98% reported as oral diseases that can affect the patient’s overall health. Still 64.4% claim to be important or follow up before, during and after as antineoplastic therapies. In turn, 48% of the sample studied integration with a dental team as good, revealing the best members of the pediatric sector (p = 0.020).

Conclusion: It is important for the dentist to be part of a team, providing assistance before, during and after antineoplastic therapies; It is necessary the performance of the dentist for the maintenance of oral health, because it is understood that oral health impacts on the restoration of general health. Further studies should be conducted with the importance of the theme addressed.


Keywords: Oral Health. Oncology. Odontology. Hospital Dental Staff. Multiprofessional Team

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Fernanda Gabriela Delfino Ferreira, Taís Soares Ramos, Camila da Silva Souza, Luiza Vanessa de Lima Silva, Márcia Jasmine Sidartha da Silva Fernandes, Mayara Larissa Moura de Souza, Mônica Moreira Dias da Cruz, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal, Vânia Cavalcanti Ribeiro da Silva. Hospital Dentist Practice in Perception of the Multiprofessional Health Team of a Reference Center in Oncology – Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil . International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews, 2020, 3:32


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