Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
FINKLER, Mirelle; CALVO, Maria Cristina; CAETANO, João Carlos and RAMOS, Flávia Regina Souza. A new bioethical view on Brazilian dental researches. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.4, pp. 1205-1214. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232009000400026.
This article discusses some issues related to Brazilian dental researches having the bioethics as the rationale for appraising the adequacy of the scientific production in relation to the social context, aiming to contribute to a shift of the professional health formation. From a search in journals database and CAPES ranking instrument (Qualis) it was observed that most journals are aimed to publish dental materials and techniques of limited social range. This result reflects a trend of the scientific knowledge in this field to focus the market rather than national and regional needs which should be the priority under the bioethical point of view. The lack of room available for publication of researches of Preventive and Social Dentistry and relative areas is an invitation to reflect about a scientific production capable to construct an ethical and socially compromised professional training.
Keywords : Bioethics; Dentistry; Dental research; Higher education; Professional training; Public health.