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Dental Ethics

Posted in Dental ethics,Uncategorized by UK Dental Tourism on October 14, 2009

Professional ethics concerns the moral issues that arise because of the specialist knowledge that professionals attain, and how the use of this knowledge should be governed when providing a service to the public.The professional carries additional moral responsibilities to those held by the population in general. This is because professionals are capable of making and acting on an informed decision in situations that the general public cannot, because they have not received the relevant training.

Questions arise as to the ethical limits of the professional’s responsibility and how power and authority should be used in service to the client and society. Most professions have internally enforced codes of practice that members of the profession must follow, to prevent exploitation of the client and preserve the integrity of the profession. This is not only to the benefit of the client but to the benefit of those belonging to the profession. There are questions surrounding the validity of professional codes of ethics. On a practical level it is very difficult for those independent of the profession to monitor practice, leaving the possibility that a code of practice may be self serving.
Survey shows that most people trust health professionals who serve them and dentists are among the most trusted professionals.It is important for dentists to keep this fact in mind and to reflect often on its implications, especially when the dental practice seems to be changing.To an unprecedented degree ,dentists today are facing difficult ethical questions with far reaching consequences .In recent years the complexity of ethical questions faced by dentists have increased. That is why alot of talk among dentists concerns how they should respond to ethically difficult situations. So the dental professionals need to increase the level of attention and reflection related to these problems.

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