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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
June 2004
Volume 35 , Issue 6

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Ethics of esthetic dentistry

Michael Liebler, Dr med dent, DDS/Alessandro Devigus, Dr med dent/Ros C. Randall, PhD, M Phil, BDS/F.J.Trevor Burke, DDS, MSc, MDS, FDS, MGDS RCS, FDS RCPS, FFGDP/Ulla Pallesen, DDS/Antonio Cerutti, MD, DDS/Angelo Putignano, MD, DDS/Didier Cauchie, LSD/Re

Pages: 456-465
PMID: 15202591

Patient demand for esthetics has increased globally, and often for reasons of patient self-esteem. However, important ethical issues encompass treatment for purely esthetic reasons. Also, perceptions of what is esthetic differ among patients and clinicians. Therefore, the aim of this article is to make suggestions regarding some of the issues surrounding the ethical, esthetic treatment of patients, as well as present three cases illustrating the different meanings of esthetic health to different people.

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