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  • Dealing with non-compliant, abusive or aggressive patients in dental practice 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    There is increasing concern as to how health professionals respond to patients who are considered non-compliant, abusive or difficult. What are their responsibilities to the patient? What are their responsibilities to ...
  • Drug-abusing patients - Can I refuse to treat them? 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (ALLSA, 2013)
    In the past few months, there have been increasing numbers of drug-abusing patients attending my practice. More recently, an anorexic, very agitated and nervous 20-year-old presented at my consulting rooms requesting ...
  • Ethical considerations when treating patients with eating disorders 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    In South Africa, the prevalence of eating disorders remains largely unknown. However with the unique, complex, social and political transformation of the country and increasing urbanization, it is anticipated that there ...
  • Ethical management of patients with hearing impairments 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Mrs Zuma is a 75 year old patient who has been living alone for six years since her husband died. Her hearing has deteriorated over the past few years. She has lost all her natural teeth and has been wearing upper and ...
  • Knowledge, attitudes and practices of oral health care workers in Lesotho regarding the management of patients with oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS 

    Ramphoma, K.J.; Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    Lesotho has the third highest prevalence of HIV in the world with an estimated 23% of the adult population infected. At least 70% of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) have presented with oral manifestation of HIV as ...
  • Minor's request for confidentiality 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Following uncomplicated root canal treatment on a lower molar tooth, the 14 year old patient presented a few weeks later, together with her mother, complaining about an ulcer on her palate. Her mother assumed the lesion ...
  • Practitioners enrolling their patients in clinical research 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2013)
  • Privacy and disclosure in the consulting room 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    For many, the professional relationship between a dental practitioner and a patient represents an ideal long-term, close personal relationship that involves friendship as well as professional responsibility. Privacy and ...
  • Referrals - practitioner, patient & specialist obligations 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    The profession of dentistry has both benevolent and protective aspects with regards to duty of care to patients, to always try to do the best for the patients and to fulfill the principle of non-maleficence - to do no ...
  • Unanticipated treatment complication and legal recourse 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    A middle - aged, partially edentulous Caucasian female patient presented to a general dentist for extraction of a mandibular tooth. The tooth was removed by the dentist, but following incomplete resolution of pain the ...
  • Want to date a patient? Refer first 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    In dentistry, the dentist - patient interaction often represents a long-term, close personal relationship that involves friendship as well as professional responsibility. A professional (the dentist) has two interests ...