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Reporting abuse and neglect

by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
ODA Today

Dentists are well respected professionals and are trusted members of any community. As such, state law and the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct (Code) place obligations upon dentists to report abuse and neglect at certain times. It is important for dentists to be familiar with the legal and ethical requirements surrounding this important subject.

Section 3 of the Code, entitled “beneficence” or “do good,” calls on dentists to “become familiar with…

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