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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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SALES-PERES, Sílvia Helena de Carvalho et al. Terms of informed consent for users of dental clinics in Brazil: legal and ethical issues. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp.805-812. ISSN 1678-4561.

The consent of patient before the beginning of any procedure has to be a respected condition, without any exception. It is necessary the patients to be aware of their health status, their specific needs, the intention of each treatment, the alternatives plans (including no treatment), to know their prognostic, risks, consequences, limitations, and to be aware of their responsibilities and those of your dentist, resulting in the success of the treatment. The Informed Consent (TCLE) aims to fortify and to clarify the position of the patient, being established the rights and duties of both parts - patient and professional. The integral knowledge of the treatment will minimize the anxiety of the patient and treatment complications, and promote greater quality of dental services and improve the satisfaction of both dentist and patient. However, there are few articles in Brazil about this, but there are some ethics problems involving dental clinics regarding this document of information for the patient. Therefore, the aim of this work is to carry through a critical revision on the subject demonstrating the importance of the TCLE in the Brazilian dental clinics.

Keywords : Informed consent; Dental clinics; Brazil.

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