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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 12     1. Dec. 1997
Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 12  (01.12.1997)

Page 779-783

The right of dentists to take extra precautions when treating patients known to carry the human immunodeficiency virus
Harel-Raviv / Graham
Oral health care providers have taken various positions toward the concept of correct behavior toward and management of patients who are seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus. Several tribunal judgments and articles have discussed and analyzed this subject. This article presents a new detailed report and analysis and decision issued by a dental profession panel (tribunal) in Ontario, Canada. The concepts of universal precautions and antidiscriminatory acts are discussed.