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Shahsavari F, Sadri D, Mohammadzadeh M, Sadighi A. Analyzing plenty of complaints against engaged dentist between 1380 and 1387 in Tehran. MLJ. 2010; 4 (13) :121-132
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Background and Aim: One of the main worry of dentists is due to treatment next problem and claim of patients. Since most dentists have lack or in-complete information regarding legal procedure, we want to study this problem subject to claims against dentists.

Findings: In this present research, we found that 35.2% of claims against physicians is relating to dental affairs and among 272 field claims, number of  blame persons are (62.8%) is more than acquitted persons (37.1%). The most records of faults is relating to carelessness (54.9%). Sex of claimer is most claims is female (53.4%) and sex of dentists in most cases are men (87.1%). Most claims filed about general dentists(87.7%) as occurred in private clinic office (81.9%). Most subjects of claims are relating to Prosthesis (33.8%) and most sentences to claim is in this field (33.9%).

Received: 2010/03/19 | Accepted: 2010/04/24

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