Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004547
Title: Awareness of medicolegal aspects among dental practitioners
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Dentistry as a profession is not only mentally and physically demanding but also requires the practitioner to be on their toes always with no scope of errors. In the present times, the patients are becoming more educated, scrutinizing, and aware of their legal rights. Legal jurisdictions and threats to be sued not only hamper professional growth but also the practitioner’s dignity. It is, therefore, essential that dental practitioners are aware of their legal rights and responsibilities. Materials and Methods: A pre-tested questionnaire will be distributed to 100 dental practitioners in Chennai. The level of knowledge regarding various aspects of medicolegal issues in dentistry was recorded. Results: Almost all participants were aware of informed consent forms and about the Consumer Protection Act, in general, but not specific legal details. Around 90% did not have an indemnity policy and those who had, had it for <20 lakhs mostly. The participants suggested the need for increased civil defense education programs to improve their medicolegal knowledge. Conclusion: The purpose of this survey is to highlight the status of awareness and knowledge of medicolegal aspects of dentistry among dental practitioners.

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    I. Nazia Zareen, Mimansa Bhoj*

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    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India  

    *Corresponding author: Mimansa Bhoj, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institue of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 77, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    I. Nazia Zareen, Mimansa Bhoj*

    Title:Awareness of medicolegal aspects among dental practitioners
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (174-179)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Consent form, Consumer Protection Act, Malpractice, Medicolegal aspects, Negligence
    Research Materials:Dental practitioners

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Consent form Consumer Protection Act Malpractice Medicolegal aspects Negligence

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