Q: The dentist is called to the open bay to complete an examination for a 5-year-old
child. Once the examination is started, the parent pulls out a cell phone and takes
a picture of what is happening. What are the ethical considerations for the dentist
when a parent photographs a child in the dental chair?
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Dr. Foster is a pediatric dentist, Greenwood Village, CO, and a member of the American Dental Association Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs.
Published online: December 01, 2022
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