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Bioethics, ethics and legal odontoestomatology


  • Luis Ciocca Gómez Universidad de Chile


This study expects to describe the relationship between ethics, bioethics and law, pointing out the dentistsurgeon’s interest upon this area. The principal matters implying today’s bioethics are indicated, such as the complexity of its relationship with law. Emphasis is put upon the poor importance given to bioethics by national and international legislation which could lead to severe bioethical conflicts.


bioethics, ethics, legal odontoestomatology

Author Biography

Luis Ciocca Gómez, Universidad de Chile

Profesor Asociado, Director del Departamento de Medicina Legal de la Facultad de Medicina, Jefe del Área de Medicina Legal Odontológica de la Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Chile.