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Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal
SJR: 0.123

ISSN Druckformat: 2151-805X
ISSN Online: 2151-8068

Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal

DOI: 10.1615/EthicsBiologyEngMed.2019030403
pages 1-4

Ethical Considerations for Do-It-Yourself Teeth-Straightening Treatments

Mohsen Forghany
Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA 94143-0758
Subrata Saha
Affiliate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry Affiliate Instructor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-6365, USA; Courtesy Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33174, USA
Ram M. Vaderhobli
Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA 94143-0758

ABSTRAKT

A primary pillar of health-care instruction and practice is to "do no harm". In different fields of health care, this can manifest itself in a variety of forms. In recent times, the field of dentistry has evolved to providing the ability for patients to address their orthodontic needs in the comfort of their own home. Although this may be a more financially affordable alternative to receiving care from a licensed orthodontist in an office, the lack of routine visits to a specialist combined with patient deficiency in technical knowledge and training can lead to disastrous outcomes, including violations of the oath for health-care providers to "do no harm".

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