Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial
versão impressa ISSN 1415-5419
RODRIGUES, Cathleen Kojo et al. Civil responsibility of orthodontist. Rev. Dent. Press Ortodon. Ortop. Facial [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.2, pp. 120-127. ISSN 1415-5419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-54192006000200015.
The aim of orthodontic treatment is to correct dental and osseous disorders in order to get aesthetic and functional stable results. This aim, naturally, improves the patients expectatives over the results and produces misgiving in the orthodontists in different clinical situations. The aim of the present study was to clarify the principal doubts of the orthodontists responsibilities about the cases treated by them, their rights and obligations in the relationship of profissional/patient, and in prevention of the lawsuit. The patient and/or responsible communication, the description of plan, risks, benefits and custs of the treatment, as well the consent and guard of orthodontics documentation were fundamental to prevent lawsuit. The professional dealing shall be embased in the ethical and moral principles.
Palavras-chave : Legal Dentistry; Civil responsibility; Orthodontist.