Legal Aspects of Dentistry: An Indian Perspective!
Keywords: Medicolegal, Dental Ethics, Consent, Legal implications, Tele-dentistry.
AbstractThe knowledge 8 technology lies all around us and in fact in our hands. Information is readily available 8people are well aware of their rights. During the graduation years, dentists are taught about the “CODE OF ETHICS”, which is the ultimate guide for dentists to serve their profession best. Gradually, as we become busy polishing our skills 8 performing our functions, we often forget about our legal responsibilities, duties and also about our rights as doctors and to up grade our knowledge about the legal systems of our country. In today's scenario with increasing crime rates against doctors, updating ourselves with legal systems is a must to protect ourselves from unnecessary threats and allegations. With the SARS COVID-19 outbreak, Tele- Dentistry has also been a choice of dentists in India. Also, because the services provided by a dentist come under Consumer Protection Act (CPA), having sound knowledge is important to meet the standards. This paper aimed to provide basic knowledge about the duties, responsibilities, and common laws which can be encountered during the day-to-day clinical practice8 research, not only to provide their best services but also to protect them from being convicted from false allegations.
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