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Odontologia Clínico-Científica (Online)

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GALVAO, Renato Cavalcanti Duarte et al. The importance of bioethics in dentistry in the XXI century. Odontol. Clín.-Cient. (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.1, pp. 13-18. ISSN 1677-3888.

This article has the purpose of address ethical aspects of the dental practice, which presupposes respect to the interests of the individual and collective, in times of great technology development and new therapeuthic approaches. Furthermore, aims to train humanists professionals, able to of transforming the reality for the society benefit. In the Brazilian Dentistry's history, the routine of ethic discussion and reflection about human researchs is quite recent. The research with humans are occurring in the dental practice. The analysis of risks and benefits, compliance to standards and international treaties about the topic are essential. Is there is much debate about the strategy that is being used for the insertion of these contents in the teaching of graduate and undergraduate, but there is a consensus regarding the relevance of this subject. Consequently, we will discuss a non-systematic review of literature, showing the importance and the current circumstances of this matter.

Keywords : Bioethics; Dentistry; Level of knowledge; Academics; Biomaterials; Biosecurity.

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