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1998) compatible with the principles set in the Dental Ethics Code, implementing protocols for diagnosis and treatment plan, documentation and informed consent, including alternative treatment plans and complications, x-rays exams for periodic control during treatment, as well as follow-up visits for post-treatment control (ROSA, 1997).
Today most of the dental schools around the world12,13 teach dental ethics as a subject which enables fresh graduates to treat their patients with zeal, commitment, and fairness guided by accepted norms and codes of ethics.
They suggest that faculty should use these areas as a foundation for designing a dental ethics curriculum in order to make it practical and relevant to the students' experiences.