Professional Responsibility in Dentistry: A Practical Guide to Law and Ethics integrates dental law, risk management, professionalism, and ethics, as all are interrelated in everyday practice. Beyond theory, the fact-based approach of this book shows examples of various situations the dentist may face. Dr. Graskemper addresses a range of topics, from legal concepts and regulation of dentistry to professionalism and ethics. He points out specific issues in the practice of dentistry, particularly those that confront new dentists and dentists with new practices. True Cases throughout the book walk readers through real-world examples of complex situations and discuss the proper way to handle them with attention to the legal, ethical, and practice management ramifications. These include patient charting, professional criticisms, child neglect, associateships, patient refunds, and more.
- True Cases show real examples of professional and ethical issues facing the practicing dentist
- Integrates various aspects of professionalism, ethics, law, and practice management
- Written by a practicing dentist with a law degree, with perspectives on both the legal and dental aspects of ethical and professional questions
About the Author
Joseph P. Graskemper DDS JD, is a practicing dentist who also holds a law degree. His practice experience includes being the sole owner of a multi-specialty practice for twenty years in San Diego, California, an expert witness for more than twenty years, a published author of journal and magazine articles in the U.S. and internationally, and a speaker at dental conferences across the U.S.. Dr. Graskemper is the past director of professional responsibility and the past editor of the Post Graduate Literature Review Journal at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he is an associate clinical professor.