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Ethics versus legal informed consent--a distinction with little difference

Ethics versus legal informed consent--a distinction with little difference

Journal of the History of Dentistry 55(3): 134-8; Discussion 171-85

The core principles of dental ethics and legal standards of care have similar foundations. Both are dedicated to place the patient's best interest as primary and the practitioner's interest as secondary, Similarities between ethics and the law demonstrate that most often there may be distinctions but little core differences. Informed consent principles illustrate the comparison between dental ethics and the law.

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