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Dental Ethics

By Dr. Hayder A. Alwaeli

The dental profession holds a special In return, the profession makes a position of trust within society. As a commitment society that itthe is consequence,to society affords member will adhere to high ethical profession certain privileges, that are not standards of conduct available to members of the public at large

They recognize that continued public trust in the dental profession is based on the commitment of individual dentists to high ethical standards of conduct .

Principles of Ethics    Principles of ethics: are the aspirational goals of the profession They provide guidance and offer justification for the code of Professional Conduct Code of Professional Conduct: is an expression of specific types of conduct that are either required or prohibited .

The 5 Principles of Ethics      Patient Autonomy Nonmaleficence Benifecence Justice Verasity .

The 5 Principles of Ethics      Patient Autonomy Nonmaleficence Beneficence Justice Veracity .

Patient Autonomy .

The 5 Principles of Ethics      Patient Autonomy Nonmaleficence Beneficence Justice Veracity .

Nonmaleficence .

The 5 Principles of Ethics      Patient Autonomy Nonmaleficence Beneficence Justice Veracity .

Beneficence .

The 5 Principles of Ethics      Patient Autonomy Nonmaleficence Beneficence Justice Veracity .

Justice .

The 5 Principles of Ethics      Patient Autonomy Nonmaleficence Beneficence Justice Veracity .

Veracity .

Examples of common situations of code of professional conduct .

Going into Practice   Should join to an association When become a partner and want to leave:  Not to do business in the same area  Taking patients from previous partner .

Signs .

Sharing Premises  Undesirable same private practice premises If not. it's own waiting room & a separate entrance Free choice of the patient   .

Fees Fees for professional care should not be based on an exchange of money for time. labor and materials but should also reflect the quality of professional care exercised .

Unpaid account The practitioner is entitled to go to courts seek payment of his fees But remember that there is a good reason  Never do something without good training Since patient can defined by neglecance  .

Confidentiality .

Covering .

Second Opinions  There is a need to refer patients to colleagues on occasions The second practitioner should only do what is requested & should not offer to undertake any further treatment  .

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