Brazilian Dentistry is Among the Best in the World. Is it True?
Keywords:Teaching, Education, Curriculum
It is common to hear the assertion that Brazil’s dentistry is one the best in the world or that Brazil has the best dentists. These statements are based, in part, on the total number of scientific dentistry manuscripts produced in Brazil and on extrapolating the ranking of Brazilian faculty/courses compared to others in the world, which also uses the number of article publications produced by each institution as a parameter. Therefore, Dentistry in Brazil is among the best in the world, as this is a direct metric: more publications must be at the forefront of knowledge, and this transfers to classrooms and clinics where future dentists in training are learning dentistry. The result, in the end, should be better oral health for Brazilians.
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