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ethics and professionalism in managing pediatric dental patient

Francisco J Ramos-Gomez
Traditional curricula of pediatric dental residency programs have overemphasized restorative dentistry while failing to give adequate attention to early diagnosis, preventive disease management, risk assessment, cultural competency, advocacy, community partnerships and interprofessional education. The University of California, Los Angeles, Community Health and Advocacy Training Program in Pediatric Dentistry emphasizes these lesser-taught areas, integrating them within a structured education in classical restorative techniques and Commission on Dental Accreditation-approved standards, providing a diverse curriculum and preparing residents for practice in increasingly diverse communities...
October 2014: Journal of the California Dental Association
H L Hills
The term "risk management" is a relatively new one for most practicing dentists. The concept of risk management comes from hospitals, where programs targeted at reducing or preventing financial awards and settlements have been implemented over the last ten years in response to trends in litigation. For hospitals and professional liability insurers, it is the financial risk or exposure that is of primary importance. To individual practitioners, the emotional stress and potential damage to professional reputation that may accompany charges of malpractice are also substantial risks worthy of "management...
February 1990: New York State Dental Journal
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