Objectifying treatment of malocclusion.J Clin Pediatr Dent 1990; 15(1):5-12JC
Presently there are several controversial areas in the clinical practice of dentistry. One area which presents an ethical dilemma to the clinician is the delivery of quality and sufficiency of treatment of malocclusion. The mode of treatment of malocclusion by orthodontists, pediatric dentists, generalists represents a classic turf battle with its potential ethical problems. The author calls for objectified standards of care which help to preserve ethical values related to our patients. Clinical research is presented to help focus on this ethical dilemma.