Research Article
Volume 17 Issue 2 - 2018
Knowledge of Undergraduates in Dentistry on Oral Cancer
Gabriela Lopes dos Santos1, Silvio Fernando Guideti Marques2, Nancy Alfieri Nunes3*, Ana Paula Fernandes Ribeiro1, Maisa Amanda Zanardi Furone1 and Nicolas Francelino Rodrigues4
1Dentistry Undergraduates, Lins School of Dentistry, Methodist University of Piracicaba, Brazil
2PhD in Biomedicine, Lins School of Dentistry, Methodist University of Piracicaba, Brazil
3PhD in Oral Diagnosis, Lins School of Dentistry, Methodist University of Piracicaba, Brazil
4Dental Surgeon, Lins School of Dentistry, Methodist University of Piracicaba, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Nancy Alfieri Nunes, PhD in Oral Diagnosis, Lins School of Dentistry, Methodist University of Piracicaba, Brazil, Brazil.
Received: December 19, 2017; Published: January 18, 2018
Citation: Gabriela Lopes dos Santos., et al. “Vertical Height and Horizontal Width Assessment of Mental Foramen for Sex Determination from Panoramic Radiograph”. EC Dental Science 17.2 (2018): 39-50.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of knowledge of Lins School of Dentistry - Methodist University of Piracicaba universitary students in relation to risk factors, prevention and early diagnosis of oral cancer.
This is a descriptive study of quantitative approach and transversal model, where a questionnaire containing 37 questions on the subject was applied to 247 students distributed among the first and fifth year classes. The data were submitted to the Chi-square test at 5%. The knowledge was progressive in every year of study, with students from first to third years not yet demonstrating the necessary knowledge of the subject addressed. However, those in the fourth and fifth years having studied the subjects related to the theme, showed to be minimally suitable for coping with oral cancer prevention campaigns, since these stimulate the knowledge and train the students to attend the patients at risk.
Keywords: Oral Neoplasms/Prevention and Control; Universities; Educators in Health/Teaching; Learning
Copyright: © 2018 Alfieri Nunes., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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