Posted on March 25 2015

Ethical dilemmas in dental assisting

Dental assistants are faced with choices in the course of performing their jobs every day. Will that impression require a maxillary or mandibular tray? Will the doctor need the 150 or the 151 forceps? Does the situation call for 21 mm reamers or 31 mm reamers? Many of these choices are cut-and-dried and based upon a definitive need in providing a dental service to a patient. However, whether we realize it or not, many decisions that confront dental assistants are truly ethical dilemmas. The choices we make in response to these dilemmas serve to determine the moral character of each dental assistant. ” To view more on this article or other articles please click here.  Ethical dilemmas in dental assisting