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Dental public health

Specialty that promotes oral health through organized community efforts

Oral pathology

Dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the oral structures.

Confidentiality

Never revealing any personal information about the patient

Ethics

Moral standards of conduct; rules or principles that govern proper conduct

Civil law

Category of law that deals with relations of individuals, corporations, or other organization

Veracity

Truthfulness; not lying to the patient

Code of ethics

Voluntary standards of behavior establish by a profession

Standard of care

Level of knowledge, skill, and care comparable with that of other dentists who are training similar patients under similar conditions

Justice

Fair treatment of the patient

HIPAA

The health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996; specifies federal regulations that ensure privacy regarding a patient Healthcare information

Expressed contract

A contract that is established through verbal or written words

Dental assisting national board

National agency responsible for administering the certification examination and issuing the credential of certified dental assistant

Statutory law

Law enacted by legislation through U.S. congress, state legislature, or local legislative bodies

Prosthodontics

Dental specialty that provides restoration and replacement of natural teeth

Direct supervision

Level of supervision in which the dentist is physically present when the dental auxiliary performs delegated functions