A case of collegial communication and a patient who does not pay.

Bruce Peltier, Alvin Rosenblum, Muriel J Bebeau, Anne Koerber

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Four individuals who teach ethics in dental schools comment on a case in which negative financial information is revealed by one dentist when transferring records of a potential patient to another dentist. All commentators find varying degrees of ethical problem with disclosing such information. Professional codes discourage this practice. All commentators stress the importance of the potential new dentist developing a relationship based on professional standards, with the greatest emphasis placed on the patient's health needs. Several of the commentators discuss positive ways of conducting a patient interview, including specific useful language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of the American College of Dentists
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


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