Dental research on collective health at the Meeting of the Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa Odontológica (Brazilian Society of Dental Research) : 14-year cut-off point

Thaisa Izidoro Zanini, Diego Szczepanski Carraro, Kauhanna Vianna de Oliveira, Denise Piotto Leonardi, Marilisa Carneiro Leão Gabardo


The Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Dental Research (BSDR) is among the Brazilian prominent scientific events. Since 2001, the event has a new category, so-called Dental Research on Collective Action (DRCA). Objective: To analyze the scientific production in the DRCA category, through abstracts published in the Annals of BSDR, from 2001 to 2015. Material and methods: By active online search, the abstracts published in the Annals of BSDR from the DRCA category, from 2001 to 2015, except for 2012 (n = 771) were accessed. These were then classified by an evaluator into: year of publication (14 years), subject of research (18 categories), age of the sample or living
conditions (8 categories), and region of origin (5 regions). Results: The descriptive analysis showed an average rate in DRAC category, in the 14 years analyzed, of 0.03%. The years 2006 (n = 140), 2007 (n = 113), and 2008 (n = 129) included the largest numbers of abstracts, while lower values occurred in 2009 (n = 13) and 2014 (n = 17). Concerning to the
subjects, health promotion prevailed in 24.3%, followed by oral health care (18.5%), and health surveillance (11.7%). In the studies including humans (66.3%), the greater involvement was with children (27.0%). The Southeast region prevailed in the presentation of abstracts, with a rate of 66.9%, while smaller representation occurred in the Midwest region (1.6%). Conclusion: The DRCA category was present in the meetings of DRCA, especially by research involving health promotion approach with meaningful participation of theSoutheast region, reflecting the potential scientific development of the region.



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