The field of dentistry is a science that has all the components of education, from preventive and therapeutic to cosmetic domains. Ethical dilemmas have situations with varied ethical considerations and complexities; hence, its concerns will be part of the science of dentistry. In modern dentistry, a set of principles contribute in establishing codes of ethics and they are based on ethical principles, religious beliefs, and the social and cultural considerations, which help in guiding the dental practitioners in their routine dental practice as well as establish expectations for dentists in fulfiling their ethical and professional duties to the patients, public, and the profession itself. The article gives an overview of the nature of ethical problems and how it is faced by the dentists.
Keywords: Autonomy, Dentistry, Ethics, Oral health.
How to cite this article: Naik SP, Nivedan KS, Pinto B, Shobha R, Dutt AS, Rahul N. Ethical Issues and Challenges in Dentistry. Int J Prev Clin Dent Res 2016;3(4):285-287.
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