Medico-Legal Challenges In Oral Surgery: A Review
Medico-legal challenges are a growing concern for oral surgeons, as litigation related to dental treatment is becoming more common. In this review article, we explore the various medico-legal challenges faced by oral surgeons, including informed consent, negligence, malpractice, and patient confidentiality. The article provides an overview of the legal framework governing dental practice, and the potential legal consequences of failing to meet the standards of care in oral surgery.
The review also examines the impact of technological advancements, such as digital imaging and electronic records, on medico-legal challenges. Finally, the article highlights the importance of good communication with patients, thorough record-keeping, and professional liability insurance to mitigate medico-legal risks in oral surgery. This review provides valuable insights into the medico-legal challenges faced by oral surgeons and serves as a guide for practitioners to ensure safe and effective patient care while minimizing the risk of legal consequences.