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South African Dental Journal

On-line version ISSN 0375-1562
Print version ISSN 0011-8516

S. Afr. dent. j. vol.69 n.7 Johannesburg  2014


Letter of appreciation



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...

Yours sincerel
John Benghiat.