Summary: The principles of proper professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the dentist, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the dentist in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
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- Mersel A. Continuing education: obligation or duty? The European dilemma. Int Dent J. 2007;57:109-12 pubmed..Numerous European countries are involved in this process in an attempt to harmonise basic guidelines. ..
- Schwartz B. Receiving gifts: a conflict of interest discussion. J Can Dent Assoc. 2005;71:561-2 pubmed
- Gilpatrick R. A better tomorrow begins today. Cranio. 2007;25:153-4 pubmed
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- Nunn J, Foster M, Master S, Greening S. British Society of Paediatric Dentistry: a policy document on consent and the use of physical intervention in the dental care of children. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2008;18 Suppl 1:39-46 pubmed publisher..They are produced to provide guidance with the intention that the policy be regularly reviewed and updated to take account of changing views and developments. ..
- Vold M. Are footprints the same as fingerprints?. CDS Rev. 2004;97:38 pubmed
- Sadeghi M, Hakimi H. Iranian dental students' knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS patients. J Dent Educ. 2009;73:740-5 pubmed..Therefore, it is important that dental students, as future dentists, develop not only the necessary practical skills but also attitudes that will prepare them to treat HIV/AIDS patients. ..
- Horseman R. Ethically compromised. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2003;31:582, 581 pubmed
- Merijohn G. Implementing evidence-based decision making in the private practice setting: the 4-step process. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2006;6:253-7 pubmed..Step 3 illustrates how to implement Ethical Practice Parameters. Step 4 describes a simple process for searching for scientific evidence. Online resources are provided and the benefits of the 4-step process are elucidated. ..
- Churchill J. What's a dentist to do? Are you open to interpretation?. Northwest Dent. 2005;84:43-4 pubmed
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- Anderson C. Ethical vs. legal. Tex Dent J. 2004;121:134-5 pubmed
- Boden D. What guidance is there for ethical records transfer and fee charges?. J Am Dent Assoc. 2008;139:197-8 pubmed
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- Porcelli E. Ethical question. J Am Dent Assoc. 2006;137:1216; author reply 1216, 1218 pubmed
- Churchill J. What's a dentist to do? A call to alms. Northwest Dent. 2006;85:55, 77 pubmed
- Assael L. Should dentists become 'oral physicians'? No, dentistry must remain dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc. 2004;135:439, 441, 443 passim pubmed..Thus, good oral health will be thoroughly integrated into what it means to be healthy. ..
- Liebler M, Devigus A, Randall R, Burke F, Pallesen U, Cerutti A, et al. Ethics of esthetic dentistry. Quintessence Int. 2004;35:456-65 pubmed
- Chambers D. Moral Courage. J Am Coll Dent. 2004;71:2-3 pubmed
- Pickron R. A charitable way to charge for replacement retainers. J Clin Orthod. 2007;41:637 pubmed
- Westerman R. How to build your dream practice, Part 1. The first steps. Dent Today. 2003;22:114-7 pubmed
- Maihofer M, Herschfus L. Case study: the doc who wouldn't help an HIV patient. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2003;85:40-4 pubmed
- Cunningham C. Remediation program for dentists provides data on moral development important to all professions. J Am Coll Dent. 2009;76:50-2 pubmed..A law school professor recounts the results of Dr. Bebeau's two papers, reporting on her remedial ethics program for oral health professionals who have been referred by the State Dental Board for breaches of professional conduct. ..
- Mensing C, Shragg M. A practical perspective on remedial ethics: Minnesota Board of Dentistry. J Am Coll Dent. 2009;76:46-9 pubmed..Bebeau's course include inappropriate billing practices, improper relations with staff or patients, questionable advertising, substandard care, "rough behavior," and gaps in infection control. ..
- Nichols P, Winslow G. What patients need versus what they want. Gen Dent. 2003;51:503-4 pubmed
- Nichols P, Winslow G. Emergency situations. Gen Dent. 2004;52:385-6 pubmed
- Vold M. Ethical hash. CDS Rev. 2005;98:34 pubmed
- Leffler W. Should I dismiss a patient who declines my treatment plan?. J Am Dent Assoc. 2007;138:1492-3 pubmed
- Hichens L, Sandy J, Rowland H, McNair A, Clark S, Hills D, et al. Practical aspects to undertaking research in the primary care setting: experience from two studies. J Orthod. 2005;32:262-8; discussion 248 pubmed
- Merijohn G, Newman M. The translational clinical practice system: a way to implement the evidence-based approach in the dental office. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2006;34:529-39 pubmed..This article describes a logical and straightforward approach for clinicians to use in order to put together complex and often interwoven factors involved with patient care. Specific clinical examples are provided. ..
- Asai R. What are my ethical obligations in enhancing my practice through marketing?. J Am Dent Assoc. 2007;138:106-7 pubmed
- Yamalik N. Dentist-patient relationship and quality care 2. Trust. Int Dent J. 2005;55:168-70 pubmed..The core values and principles of dentistry serve to maintain the professional status and the associated trust in the profession and thus are of particular concern to the individual dentist and to organised dentistry. ..
- Tweddell P. Blood borne viruses. Br Dent J. 2005;199:128 pubmed
- Marshall K. Fee-splitting. Br Dent J. 2006;201:417; discussion 419 pubmed
- Botto R. Addressing the marketplace mentality and improving professionalism in dental education: response to Richard Masella's "Renewing professionalism in dental education". J Dent Educ. 2007;71:217-21 pubmed