One of our viewers got two very different diagnoses from two dentists. She asks if there are ethical standards for dentists similar to the Hippocratic Oath for doctors.
There is not a Hippocratic oath. Local dental societies and licensing boards do protect the public by requiring continuing education in ethics as a condition of licensing.
Nonmaleficence - do no harm
Beneficence - do good
Justice - be fair and nondiscriminatory
Patient Autonomy - self-governance
Veracity - tell the truth
These principles are our core values anyway!
Perhaps we answered our viewer's question and provided standards for evaluating which dentist to choose. One of these two, or maybe get a new one.
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