Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)
Ethical aspects & Professional code of conduct in dentistry
Author(s): Dr. Sakshi Goyal
Abstract: In the modern scenario, health care awareness among society is at peak. This includes dental health care too. Thus responsibilities of dentist to practice dentistry in an ethical and more patient friendly way have also increased. To become a good dentist along with technical skills, education, knowledge and experience professionals should also have understanding of maintaining practice in an ethical way to avoid any medico-legal litigation. They should also maintain proper documentation to serve if required anytime. This article emphasizes basic ethical principles and codes of professional conduct that every dentist should keep in mind. Along with this, importance of consent, various types of consent and its usage in different circumstances has also been explained.