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.

Author Biography

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

Keywords biosecurity, market economy, bioethics.