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Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial
On-line version ISSN 1980-5500
SILVA, Ricardo Henrique Alves da; MUSSE, Jamilly de Oliveira; MELANI, Rodolfo Francisco H. and OLIVEIRA, Rogério Nogueira. Surgeon dentist's civil liability: the technical assistant's importance. Rev. Dent. Press Ortodon. Ortop. Facial [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.6, pp. 65-71. ISSN 1980-5500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-54192009000600009.
INTRODUCTION: The dentist's liability can be understood as the criminal, civil, ethical and administrative obligation that they have in their professional exercise. Thus, when producing a harmful result to the patient, due to imprudence, ineptitude or recklessness, the dentists will be liable to the foreseen penalties on the Civil Code, where the compensation will be obligatory to satisfy the damage according to the reached consequence. In these types of processes, the involved parts will be able to contract a technical assistant to supply the respective lawyers about biological, technician and professional knowledge. AIM: This paper aim to report about the technical assistant's importance, in the performance of each one of the involved parts in a civil process. CONCLUSION: It is necessary a major knowledge, by dentists, about legal and ethical aspects in the professional activity.
Keywords : Civil liability; Dentistry; Peritial.