Master's Degree Program in Dentistry

Title: Master’s Degree

Lenght of study: 2 years

Presentation

 The Professional Master’s Degree program in Dentistry with Orthodontics and Collective Health concentrations areas presents diversified potentialities for conducting epidemiologic studies towards public health promotion with preventive and therapeutic work with the community.   The professional formed by the program will be recognized as master capable of analyzing, understanding and articulating social and health practices emphasizing scientific substantiation with interdisciplinary approach.



Objectives

  • Form professionals for teaching and research exercise
  • Promote technical capacitation for developing skills and competences, awakening the critical-reflexive vision.

Target audience

 Health professionals, health area workers (psychologists, health technologists, health managers, hospital and Health Unit administrators), dentists.   For the Orthodontics concentration area, dentists specialists in Orthodontics.


Graduated student's profile

 Updated and qualified professional for performing on its working area, authorized for exercising administrative functions in public and/or private health services, in basic and applied research, and in investigating questions associated with the community health and well-being.

 Graduated students will have critical-reflexive, ethical researcher-educator formation, and committed with interdisciplinary character professional actions, associated with its acting area, being able to develop new technical actions and/or resources for professional practice.


Requirement

Collective Health concentration area: Having being graduated in Dentistry or in other health areas (psychologists, health technologists, health managers, hospital and Health Unit administrators, among others) who may develop projects inserted into the program research lines.

Orthodontics concentration area: graduated in Dentistry and specialization in Orthodontics.



 Concentration Area:   

Orthodontics: Dental specialty responsible for studying, preventing, and treating face, dental arches, and occlusion growth, development, and maturing process problems, that is, orofacial dysfunctions.   Since poor occlusion is not self-correcting, and the facial pattern is genetically established, the pillars governing the orthodontics concentration area is making the exact and elementary notion of the normal appear during the long and multifaceted period of occlusion development; awakening the interest for managing possible disorders that affect the normal occlusion development; diagnose poor occlusion and adopt suitable, efficient and ethical therapeutic procedures, with a negligible biological cost, whenever the cost/benefit ration justifies such procedure.

Concentration Area:

Collective Health: Its main characteristic is the multiprofessional formation for several health areas and as goals, personnel formation and capacitation in collective health, scientific knowledge production, technical cooperation and specialized advisory, thus contributing for improving the Brazilian population’s life and health conditions.   Additionally, it contributes for expanding the human resource formation capability for the Unified Health System – SUS.

Research Lines

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  • Research Line 1:   Health and Quality of Living Actions

 Identify, monitor, plan, and intervene on changeable health determinants (environment and life style) and actions enabling individuals and populations for having greater control over their health.   Additionally, actions towards formation focusing on teaching, research and extension are highlighted.

  • Research Line 2:   Bucofacial change identification, diagnosis, and interventions

 Characterize under the preventive point of view, cranium-facial and dental deformities in the population, enabling the establishment of educative strategies and health actions for controlling such pathologies.   Additionally, it is highlighted the action in diagnosis and therapeutic intervention in such pathologies.

 




Infrastructure

Laboratories:

 The Sacred Heart University has several laboratories intended for the graduation and post-graduation teaching, and for providing services to the community.   They are learning environments with suitable physical space for implanting research activities, and they are being constantly perfected for a better performance in the several research areas developed by the program.   Such laboratories feature constant modernization by means of resources obtained from financing (FAPESP), and they are listed below:

  • Molecular Biology Laboratory

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  • Biology Laboratory
  • Histology Laboratory
  • Histotechnics and Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

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  • Anatomy Laboratory.

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 In addition to laboratories, USC has other support environments for the graduation and post-graduation teaching and for the community service, not only by means of research activities but also by the community extension activities, such as dental and physiotherapy clinics, and a Dispensary for treating wounds.

Clinics:

  • Dispensary for Treating Wounds
  • Physiotherapy Clinic

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  • Dental Clinics

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