Legality of consent in today’s dental practice

Manoj Mahadeo Ramugade

Time has witness the past golden days when doctors were considered as God and treatment rendered by them was followed blindly. Nobody ever thought of blaming doctors even if some mishap or undesirable complication happens with the patient. Now in modern times, people have become conscious about their rights including right to know nature of the disease, the treatment options available and complications associated with or without treatment. Doctor-patient is trustworthy relationship where doctor is expected to reveal details about the disease; treatment rendered and takes the consent of the patient or their relatives before undertaking patient for the treatment. Thus this article aims to provide insight of legal aspect of consent in dental practice.

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