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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Profile Evaluation Of Orthodontic Professionals As For Their Legal Actions
Author: Paranhos L.R.
Salazar M.
Torres F.C.
Pereira A.C.
da Silva R.F.
Ramos A.L.
Abstract: Objective: Evaluate the legal actions and behavior in the doctor/patient relationship, used by dental surgeons practicing orthodontics. Methods: The population sample of the present study consisted of dental surgeons, active in the field of orthodontics, and registered with Dental Press Publishing Company - Maringá/PR, Brazil, with a total sample size of 525 professionals. The research was conducted using a 17-question survey forwarded to these professionals. Results and Conclusions: The majority of participants in our study are specialized in orthodontics; 75% of professionals use some sort of contract at the office/clinic; 73.7% of professionals periodically request maintenance X-rays; a large percentage of professionals (58.9%) keep patient records on file for life. The interviewed professionals demonstrate good knowledge of the Brazilian Code of Ethics in Dentistry, especially of Chapter XIV - on Communication.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S2176-94512011000500019
Date Issue: 2011
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