On-line version ISSN 0375-1562
Print version ISSN 0011-8516
S. Afr. dent. j. vol.69 n.7 Johannesburg 2014
Dear Prof. Naidoo
I really appreciate your regular ethics article in the S.A.D.J., because it is quite difficult to accumulate enough Ethics CPD's.
The June edition was on over-servicing and it reminded me of the other side of the coin, namely "professional neglect".
After 30 years in private practice, I often wonder how much better I could have done. Although I had a patient today with food stuck all over, bleeding gums and I looked back on my card and I had done oral hygiene instruction four times already, shown with a toothbrush in his mouth and shown how to floss.
So some patients will just not take notice...