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Ethics in Dentistry

The dental profession holds a special position of trust within society...

Professional Responsibility in Dentistry: A Practical Guide to Law and Ethics integrates dental law, risk management, professionalism, and ethics, as all are interrelated in everyday practice. Beyond theory, the fact-based approach of this book shows examples of various situations the dentist may face. Dr. Graskemper addresses a range of topics, from legal concepts and regulation of dentistry to professionalism and ethics. He points out specific issues in the practice of dentistry, particularly those that confront new dentists and dentists with new practices. True Cases throughout the book walk readers through real-world examples of complex situations and discuss the proper way to handle them with attention to the legal, ethical, and practice management ramifications. These include patient charting, professional criticisms, child neglect, associateships, patient refunds, and more.

Ethics in Dentistry

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Ethics in Dentistry

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Last reviewed: November 1, 2015
Expires: November 1, 2018

Ethics in Dentistry

About the Authors

Joseph P. Graskemper, DDS, JD, is a practicing dentist who also holds a law degree. His practice experience includes being the sole owner of a multi-specialty practice for twenty years in San Diego, California, an expert witness for more than twenty years, a published author of journal and magazine articles in the U.S. and internationally, and a speaker at dental conferences across the U.S.. Dr. Graskemper is the past director of professional responsibility and the past editor of thePost Graduate Literature Review Journal at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he is an associate clinical professor.

Ethics in Dentistry

Course Objectives

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  1. Ethical concepts related to the dentist-patient relationship.
  2. Proper methods of reporting suspected child abuse, taking medical-dental histories, and refusing to treat patients.
  3. Requirements for protecting patients' confidential information and obtaining patients' informed consent.
  4. Recommended ethical procedures regarding treatment standards, substitute dentists, employees, and risk management.
  5. Ethical considerations in avoiding and dealing with lawsuits.
  6. Ethical aspects of professionalism in dentistry.

Ethics in Dentistry

Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

Chapter 1: The Lawsuit.
Chapter 2: The Regulation of Dentistry.
Chapter 3: Definitions and Legal Concepts.
Chapter 4: The Doctor–Patient Relationship.
Chapter 5: Can You Refuse To Treat.
Chapter 6: The Medical–Dental History.
Chapter 7: Child Abuse.
Chapter 8: Informed Consent.
Chapter 9: Records.
Chapter 10: Statute of Limitations.
Chapter 11: Abandonment.
Chapter 12: Standard of Care.
Chapter 13: Peer Review.
Chapter 14: Risk Management.
Chapter 15: Employees and Associates.
Chapter 16: Professionalism.
Chapter 17: Ethics.
Chapter 18: Professional Ethical Situations Based on True Cases.
Chapter 19: Associateships.
Chapter 20: Starting or Buying a Practice.
Chapter 21: Marketing a Successful Practice.
Chapter 22: Co-diagnosing, or Gaining the Patient's Trust.
Chapter 23: Employee Management.
Chapter 24: Multispecialty Practice.
Chapter 25: Forms.

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