Ethical Decision Making In Dentistry

Suzanne Stucki-McCormick, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Encinitas, California

Ethical principles are essential in the practice of dentistry, and Ethical Decision Making in Dentistry takes the reader from ethics in dental education to creating ethical protocols and public policy. This concise volume covers ethics issues in the education of dentists, in licensure and licensing examinations, in solo and group private practice, and in aesthetic dentistry.

The author has written chapters presenting the patient’s perspective on medical ethics, informed consent, and the process of developing the guidelines for ethical dental decision-making. The topics of billing, office management, and advertising are covered, and the book closes with a chapter entitled “Ethics in Transition,” which charts transitions in a dentists’ practice and career as well as transitions in how ethical principles themselves are viewed.

1. Ethical Dilemmas in the Education of Dentists
2. Ethics in Dental School
3. Licensure and Licensing Examinations
4. The Joy of Solo Private Practice
5. Ethical Principles of Patient Referrals within Dentistry
6. Ethics o f Professional Group Dental Practice
7. Ethical Considerations in Dentistry
8. Esthetic Dentistry
9. Patient’s Perspective on Medical Ethics
10. Dental Board and Licensure; Where the Rubber Meets the Road of Ethical Decision Making
11. Conscious Billing Practices: Ethical Decision Making for Patient Billing and Dental Benefit Company Relations
12. The Ethics of Career-Long Learning
13. Office Management
14. Ethics and Advertising
15. Informed Consent
16. Ethics in Transition
17. Epilogue

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Book Details

170 pages


7 in. x 10 in.


Dentistry students, instructors, dentists

ISBN 9781607951766