Relatório de actividade clínica

  • Paulo André Martins Dias (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Dentistry is a medical area which provides services within the field of the stomatognathic system. Its exercise aims at diagnosing varied pathologies which compromise the normal functioning of that system and consequently the human body. Its scope of action is broad the therapies have made the intention to prevention and treatment t. Caries, periodontal diseases, dento-maxilar disharmony, temporomandibular dysfunctions are but some of the units upon which that work is performed. Aesthetics, alongside with function, is increasingly a compulsory requisition from the patient’s side. Extensive oral rehabilitations are more and more common. Thus, the student, a future physician, should receive the necessary theoretical training and have the technical means for his clinical practice to be polyvalent, critical and competent. This paper reflects not only the way the teaching of Dentistry is processed at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, but it also demonstrates the internal functioning of the University’s Clinic. Therefore, through these two factors, we will interpret the performance protocols, in each disciplinary area and the theoretical basis preceding them, as well as the way the opportunity arises for the student to put them into practice. A statistical analysis of the different variables at study was carried out, analyzing the distribution of the patients throughout the different work groups and interdisciplinarity within the varied disciplinary areas. Simultaneously the values were registered for descriptive analysis, where we collected and interpreted, on sample (n=63), the number of appointments throughout the different areas of dentistry. We have concluded that Dentistry at Universidade Católica is mainly taught on a multidisciplinary component basis. The correct diagnosis and the relationship which the student, as an operator, manages to establish with the patient, transmitting the need for medical care, are the base tools. Hence the possibility to exercise the most varied clinical areas will be as much as the capacity of the operator to alert and mobilize the patient in a context in which treatment is needed.
Date of Award17 Oct 2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRui Alberto Amaral Mendes (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Medicina Dentária

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