October 26, 2011
By Donna Domino, Feature Editor Dr. Bicuspid
Most dentists may be surprised that a
Google search on ethical scandals among health professions shows that
dentistry now gets more hits than medicine, nursing,chiropractics,and
pharmacology, according to Ann Boyle, DMD, interim provost and vice
chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University.
Some of the public’s changing perceptions toward dentistry can
undoubtedly be traced to ubiquitous media coverage of scandals and
malpractice lawsuits involving medical professionals, Dr. Boyle noted.