Wherever you may practice implant dentistry, there will be laws and regulations that govern dental practice.
Each jurisdiction will have its own specific regulations, but the common aims will be to protect the safety of patients and to set standards of care to ensure high-quality outcomes.
Communities will also have expectations about how professionals like dentists should practice.
These expectations are often embodied in ethical codes developed by professional groups.
The codes detail the attitudes and responsibilities that dental practitioners owe to their profession, to their colleagues, and to the community at large.
This module will provide an overview of the likely legal and ethical considerations you should be aware of and familiar with in the environment in which you practice. It is a general legal principle that ignorance of the law is not a defense.
After completing this ITI Academy Module, you should be able to…
recognize the legal environment in which you practice
describe the key factors in obtaining informed patient consent
complete necessary medicolegal documentation
explain the concepts of “duty of care” and “ethical obligations”