When Should You Criticize a Colleague’s Dentistry?

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In this survey, we asked: What do you do when you see a patient who’s had terrible work done by another dentist?

The clear majority of dentists avoid criticizing the work of other dentists. Professional courtesy seems to override other concerns. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely clear if that’s based on doctors’ ethical standards or on fear of lawyers and possible legal repercussions. Either way, dentists try not to bad-mouth their colleagues’ work.

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