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Subject: question about teeth and dentistry

Date: Mon Jan 25 13:07:02 1999
Posted by Horacio Lopes
Grade level: grad (science)
School: Universidad Aberta
City: Lisbon State/Province: No state entered.
Country: Portugal
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 917291222.An

'm doing a Master in Communication in the "Universidade Aberta", Lisbon - Portugal; I'm a dentist, graduated in Dental Medecine in the Coimbra's University. I must do a work in this Master about intercultural communication and its difficulties... and I'd like to do something about the racist stereotypes in dentistry... It is very common, when I say that I work as a volunteer in some Health Organizations doing work as a dentist in african countries, that people say:"it's amazing, because black people always have good teeth!"

I believe these kind of thaughts help a lot to increase racist reactions, and I would like to find some comparative studies about black people teeth and dentistry, in order to complete my work. I hope you will be able to help me... and I apolgize for my very poor English! Thanks. Horácio Lopes.

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