Facebook is getting more of dental professionals joining it everyday. More of dental pictures are posted there either for educational purposes or for patients attraction, or simply a show off. Always there is a hot topic about displaying patients’ dental photos or their eyes unmasked or showing their total face or body. This practice should be controlled by ethics and regulations. Our SaudiDent.com Member (Murtada Hassan Aldoukhi) has initiated this topic, and I am pushing it forward for voting to get some insights from you. So you are invited to share your vote and opinion.

 

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N.B. This topic will be frequently updated!

UPDATE #1 : April 11, 2011

  • 43.75% Voted for (( Only if for Educational Purposes ))
  • 37.5% Voted for (( No ))
  • 18.75% Voted for (( Patient should approve it ))

Cast Your Vote!

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UPDATE #2 : April 22, 2011

  • 36% Voted for (( Only if for Educational Purposes ))
  • 36% Voted for (( No ))
  • 28% Voted for (( Patient should approve it ))

Cast Your Vote!

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UPDATE #3 : May 06, 2011

  • 34% Voted for (( Patient should approve it ))
  • 32% Voted for (( No ))
  • 32% Voted for (( Only if for Educational Purposes ))

Cast Your Vote!

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  • Of course not!!! That’s a clear violation of patient privacy ethics, not to mention being illegal in all decent countries. Personally speaking , if I were a patient and found my medical information or photos on the net (I don’t care if it’s FB or not) , I won’t hesitate for a second to file a lawsuit. Getting patient photos in a journal or a book is a different story, but still patient consent is needed of course.

  • Of course not!!! That’s a clear violation of patient privacy ethics, not to mention being illegal in all decent countries. Personally speaking , if I were a patient and found my medical information or photos on the net (I don’t care if it’s FB or not) , I won’t hesitate for a second to file a lawsuit. Getting patient photos in a journal or a book is a different story, but still patient consent is needed of course.

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  • Saoussana says:

    nooooooooooooooo and noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Saoussana says:

    nooooooooooooooo and noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Adnan says:

    what about if its only the intra oral picture of lesion not the patient,in this way u can share the knowledge without affecting the privacy of the patient. Well consent has its owm importance and ideally and ethically should be taken. 

  • Adnan says:

    what about if its only the intra oral picture of lesion not the patient,in this way u can share the knowledge without affecting the privacy of the patient. Well consent has its owm importance and ideally and ethically should be taken. 

  • Abdulrahman says:

    if only the  teeth are shown  , i think its ok

  • Abdulrahman says:

    if only the  teeth are shown  , i think its ok

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