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Informed Consent for Braces

Vikas Jharwal, Mridula Trehan, Nidhi Rathore, Pooja Rathee, Deepesh Agarwal, Nikunj Mathur

Keywords : Consent, Informed consent, Ethics, Medicolegal perspective

Citation Information : Jharwal V, Trehan M, Rathore N, Rathee P, Agarwal D, Mathur N. Informed Consent for Braces. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7 (2):105-108.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1246

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The influence of law on the orthodontic profession has greatly increased in the last few decades. Dental law has emerged today as a full-fledged specialty dealing with a variety of areas, like professional negligence, doctor-patient contracts, consumer protection laws, ethics, general and special health legislations and practice regulatory mechanisms. This article highlights the concept of informed consent which is based on the premise that each individual has a right to make decisions concerning his health, disease and treatment.


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