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Ethical considerations for avoiding patient abandonment
by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
The ODA regularly gets calls from our member dentists seeking guidance on how to handle specific scenarios in an ethical manner. One of the most common questions we get is how to terminate the dentist-patient relationship in a proper way. Terminating the dentist-patient relationship requires the dentist to exercise care to minimize the risk of patient abandonment.
Obligation to treat patients – avoiding discrimination
There is a difference between refusing to treat new patients and…