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Vol. 74, No. 7
ISSN: 1488-2159
September 2008


New Technologies in Health Care. Part 2: A Legal and Professional Dilemma


• Beverly Lai, BEng •
• Ariane Lebuis •
• Elham Emami, DMD, MSc •
• Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR •

A b s t r a c t

With the constant introduction and marketing of new dental technologies, dentists sometimes have difficulty deciding whether a new technology will be beneficial to their patients. At the same time, these clinicians are professionally and legally obligated to inform their patients about all appropriate therapeutic alternatives. In this second article of a 2-part series, we review these obligations, as well as provide information about where dentists can find the necessary scientific evidence on which to base an informed decision.


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