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FDI World Dental Federation (Editor)
Wolter Brands / Sudeshni Naidoo / Suzette Porter / Michael Sereny / Ward van Dijk / Jos Welie

Dental Ethics Manual 2

An overview of ethical issues in dentistry

1st Edition 2018
Softcover, 21 x 28 cm, 124 pages
Language: English
Category: General Dentistry

Stock No.: 21691
ISBN 978-1-78698-024-3
QP Deutschland

Product out of print.

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This manual is the combined result of international experts on dental ethics brought together as an FDI Working Group. By holding productive meetings and electronic discussions, this group has tapped into the diversity of its members' experience, expertise, and knowledge of ethics, law, and philosophy in public health, private practice, urban and rural dentistry, wealthy and low- and lower-middle-income countries, traditional and modern dilemmas. This Manual is a publication of FDI World Dental Federation. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the policies of the FDI, except where this is clearly and explicitly indicated.

About the FDI World Dental Federation
FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. Its membership includes some 200 national member associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI's vision: 'leading the world to optimal oral health.'

Chapter 01. Ethics as a defining characteristic of dentistry
Chapter 02. Introduction to dental ethics
Chapter 03. The standard of care
Chapter 04. The duty to treat
Chapter 05. Principle of respect for patient autonomy
Chapter 06. Confidentiality and privacy
Chapter 07. Record-keeping
Chapter 08. Professional behaviour
Chapter 09. The impact of business on dentistry
Chapter 10. Access to care
Chapter 11. Research
Chapter 12. Culture, altruism, and the environment
Appendix: A step-wise approach to ethical decision-making


Wolter Brands

Wolter Brands DDS JD PhD is dentist and coowner of a dental practice. He was an associate professor and principal lecturer at the UMC St. Radboud and president of IDEALS, as well as editor-in-chief of the Dutch Dental Journal. Currently he serves as a substitute judge in a civil court and is president of the Royal Dutch Dental Association. His research is about the impact of law on daily dental practice. He publishes and lectures on this topic, both nationally and internationally.


Sudeshni Naidoo

Sudeshni Naidoo is emeritus professor at the University of the Western Cape. She is involved with postgraduate education and training with a focus on ethics, bioethics, and research ethics. Her CV lists more than 200 publications, including a book on ethics for the dental team. She is current president of the International Dental Ethics and Law Society.


Suzette Porter

Suzette Porter is adjunct associate professor at the University of Queensland and secretary of the International Dental Ethics and Law Society. She practiced dentistry (private and public health clinics) in rural/remote Queensland and Papua New Guinea before gaining an MBA and PhD, lecturing in both dentistry and management. Before retiring she was coordinator of community dentistry and director of clinical placements at UQ School of Dentistry.


Michael Sereny

Michael Sereny DDS is co-owner of a dental practice in Hannover, Germany. He was assistant professor at the Medical University of Hannover, president of the dental chamber in Lower Saxony, and board member of the German Dental Association. He was elected chair of FDI Dental Practice Committee in 2016.


Ward van Dijk

Ward van Dijk is owner of a dental practice in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. He was member of the national board of the Royal Dutch Dental Association and member, then chair of the FDI Dental Practice Committee. He is commercial manager of a billing company for dentists in the Netherlands and lectures on dental management.


Jos Welie

Jos Welie studied medicine, philosophy, and law and is currently a Professor of Health Care Ethics at Creighton University (Omaha, USA). He is the Founding Secretary of the International Dental Ethics and Law Society, taught dental ethics for some 15 years, and published extensively on topics in dental ethics, including an edited volume entitled Justice in Oral Health Care: Ethical and Educational Perspectives.

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