The American Dental Association (ADA) is the largest dental organization in the United States. It offers education and benefits to dentists and orthodontists, and helps to regulate the dentistry field around the nation. Your orthodontist, Dr. Scheurer McDevitt, is a member of the ADA and as such has signed the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct. That means you are safe in her hands. Here’s why:
The ADA Principles of Ethics covers four basic principles that all dentists and orthodontists should follow:
– Respect your wants and needs as a patient
– Do no harm
– Treat all people with fairness and kindness
Dr. Scheurer McDevitt not only agreed to follow these principles, but she wholeheartedly agrees with them and strives to incorporate them into her daily life.
The ADA Code of Professional Conduct involves following several regulatory procedures. These include keeping confidential patient records, only offering treatments for which your orthodontist has had the proper education and training, treating all people fairly regardless of race, religion, gender or ethnicity, making arrangements for dental emergencies, offering referrals for dental specialists, staying away from alcohol and drugs while on the job, controlling infection and disease in the office, maintaining professional relationships, reporting signs of abuse or neglect, and being honest and trustworthy in patient education and finances.
If you have more questions about what this means for A Winning Smile Orthodontics in Worthington, Ohio, please don’t hesitate to call us at 614-888-8070. From our family to yours, we’re here to make you smile.