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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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FALLAS MORALES, Lucía  and  FERNANDEZ CHAVES, José Manuel. Professional liability in the practice of dentistry in Costa Rica: Part I. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2023, vol.40, n.1, pp.48-55. ISSN 2215-5287.

The number of complaints related to professional liability in health sciences has increased worldwide, it is essential for dental professionals to be aware of the implications of their labor, as well as to comply with bioethical and legal principles to ensure a healthy dentist-patient relationship.

It is important to understand that the practice of dentistry in Costa Rica is regulated by norms, codes, and laws like any other human activity in a State governed by the rule of law.

Keywords : Professional practice; bioethics; liability; standards; dentistry; law..

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