Ethical Considerations in Implant Dentistry

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 3.1/4

Ethical guidelines on how to avoid risks and harms in implant dentistry

Keywords: Competence; consent; risk; CBCT imaging; case assessment; informed consent, surgical phase; prosthetic phase, records; maintenance, peri-implantitis

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to learn how to steer clear of avoidable problems, risk and harms in implant dentistry.

Editor's comments:
Professional values, obligations and conduct play a fundamental role in maintaining standards of care to ensure that the patients’ best interests are served, harms and risks are prevented, patients rights are respected; and fairness is applied in every clinical decision that is made..

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Discuss the importance proper training and essential competencies to practice implant dentistry
  2. Explain the necessity of sound clinical judgement and practice to prevent risks and harms
  3. Describe case assessment and treatment planning stages
  4. Explain how to minimize risk and uncertainty
  5. Describe to validate patient consent
  6. Describe proper monitoring and maintenance 

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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