Informed consent: does practice match conviction?

  • Jennifer D. King
  • Published 2005 in The Journal of the American College of Dentists


The need to obtain consent is an ethical principle and a legal requirement in health care that must be applied in practice. Dentists must give people the appropriate information about treatment options, risks, and benefits so that they are able to make informed choices before giving their free consent to any dental intervention. The British research… (More)