Special Issue Article
Experience of Supervised Internships, Focusing Attention on the Health of Pregnant Women
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tatiana Degani Paes Leme Azevedo
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Universidade Católica de Brasília
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Received date: December 10, 2011; Accepted date: April 19, 2012; Published date: April 25, 2012
Citation: Leme Azevedo TDP, Lopes GM, de Aquino Marsiglio A, Franco EJ (2012) Experience of Supervised Internships, Focusing Attention on the Health of Pregnant Women. Dentistry S10:002. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.S10-002
Copyright: © 2012 Leme Azevedo TDP, 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.
This study aimed to relate the experience of structuring a supervised curricular internship program, focusing attention on the protocol used to promote oral health of pregnant women, at a Brazilian university. The internship was structured in 3 phases. The first consisted of conceptual construction, in which the students came in contact with the contextualization and theoretical grounding by means of debates, discussions about treatment protocols and interdisciplinary classes. The second phase followed, characterized by experience from the field. This phase was developed through practical action, using the protocols designed in the dental clinics of the university. Finally, there was a reflective phase in which the results of the practical experience were discussed. The proposal of this internship was able to attain the 3 pillars of university instruction: practice, teaching, and research.