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Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial
On-line version ISSN 1980-5500
MINERVINO, Bruno and SOUZA, Omásio Teixeira. The orthodontist's civil and ethical responsibility. Rev. Dent. Press Ortodon. Ortop. Facial [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.6, pp.90-96. ISSN 1980-5500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-54192004000600013.
Considering the social development process, an increase that practically embraces all the areas of science is observed nowadays. This global consciousness properly assures defined rights to the society as a whole, as well as duties to the professionals who detain the scientific knowledge. Therefore, the increase of conflicts among professionals from all fields and their clients, and among the odontologists and their patients arouses. The purpose of this study is to show aspects related to the legal and ethical nature to which the orthodontists are daily submitted to, in their offices, mentioning the main aspects of the civil responsibility of the current juridical ordering, as well as the ethical posture that the orthodontist must have in relation to his patient.
Keywords : Forensic Odontology; The legal aspects of Orthodontics.