PHBS 521    Ethics and Professionalism in Dentistry

Cr: 1 (1 Lec.)   Prerequisite PHBS 321

The course aims at providing the student with the legal rules governing the profession and an understanding of the importance of clinician-patient sound relationship for the success of the delivered treatment.  The ethical principles that prevail on the practice of dentistry are presented, together with the rights and obligations of the dentist towards his patients, colleagues and public authorities, as well as patient’s duties towards his dentist. Documentation, risk management and report writing techniques for legal necessities and/or for referrals are taught. Finally, professional skill development is highlighted as a must for high professionalism.