Bioethics as a support for biosecurity


  • Roberto R. Irribarra Mengarelli Universidad de Chile


Bio security norms imply an additional cost that has to be managed by the dentist-surgeon. In a market economy, where price is the principal comparison factor for the choice of a provider, a new item leaves the responsible provider in disadvantage facing those who don't consider these standards. The impossibility to exert a strict control on effective bio-security rules demonstrates that bioethics plays a vital rôle backing odontological service.


biosecurity, market economy, bioethics.

Author Biography

Roberto R. Irribarra Mengarelli, Universidad de Chile

Profesor Asistente de la Clínica Integral del Adulto. Facultad de Odontología. Universidad de Chile.