Distribution of dental schools in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, 2016

  • Emilio Prado da Fonseca Fiscal de Saúde/Dentista da Secretaria Municipal de Saúde/Divinópolis (MG) Doutorando da Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, FOP/UNICAMP
  • Suelen Garcia Oliveira da Fonseca


Introduction: The geographical distribution of dentistry schools has been the object of study in Brazil and in other parts of the world. Aim: To analyze the distribution of dentistry schools in Minas Gerais state in 2016. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study. The analysis of the courses distribution was carried out by regions and cities and categorized by public or private schools. All the institutions addresses were geocoded and mapped to illustrate the spatial distribution of dental courses across Minas Gerais state. Results: In Minas Gerais were found 30 Dentistry schools that 23 (76.66%) were private and 7 (23.34%) public. The largest number of schools were located in metropolitan regions with better socioeconomic indicators The number of annual vacancies the dentistry courses offered the 2.911 vacancies in the Minas Gerais state that 2.310 are in private schools and 601 in public courses.Conclusion: The distribution of courses were irregular and concentrated in regions with better socioeconomic conditions.

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