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Int Dent J. 2005 Jun;55(3):168-70.

Dentist-patient relationship and quality care 2. Trust.

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Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey. yamalikn@yahoo.com

Abstract

The public in general and individual patients in particular have a high level of trust in the dental profession. As trust is an important moral value and a demand in health care, a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of trust and its impact on the efficiency and quality of care is of utmost importance. The core values and principles of dentistry serve to maintain the professional status and the associated trust in the profession and thus are of particular concern to the individual dentist and to organised dentistry.

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