Keeping your mouth healthy is essential to your overall health, and having a good relationship with your dentist is key. The dental profession holds a special position of trust in the community and the best doctor-patient relationships are built on that trust. When you choose an ADA member dentist, you’re choosing a dentist who has access to a wealth of up-to-date information and resources and has agreed to follow the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and made a professional promise to put your health and well-being first. Here’s a breakdown of the five pledges dentists make in the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.
Respect a Patient’s Wants and Needs
As a patient, you have the right to be involved in decisions about your treatment and to expect privacy and confidentiality
Do No Harm
Your dentist’s duty is to keep you safe and healthy. Part of this is keeping his or her knowledge and skills current and referring patients to specialists when necessary.
This means your dentist provides high-quality and timely treatment, while considering your needs, desires and values
Your dentist does not discriminate and will provide dental care without prejudice.
The best doctor-patient relationships are based on trust and honesty.
To find out if you are seeing an ADA dentist, ask at your next appointment or use the ADA Find-a-Dentist tool to find an ADA dentist near you.
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