The dental surgeon must assist the authorities in the protection of health and the organization of the continuity of care.
The usual practice of the dental profession in the service of a company, a public authority, or a private institution must be the subject of a written contract.
These contracts must first be submitted to the Council of the Order of Dental Surgeons for its opinion of the dentists.
The dental surgeon must affirm, in writing and on his honor, that he has not entered into no counter-letter relating to the contract submitted to the Council for examination.
Except in cases of emergency or risk of monopoly, a dental surgeon who performs preventive dental service on behalf of a community or provides a public screening consultation must not provide care. He must refer the person he has identified to the treating dental surgeon or, if the patient has no treating dental surgeon, allow the patient to choose one.
This requirement does not apply to works, establishments, and institutions expressly authorized by the authority responsible for public health after consultation with the Council of the Order of Dental Surgeons.
The dental surgeon authorized to provide care under the conditions laid down in the preceding paragraph must not use this position to increase his clientele.
No one may be at the same time, except in cases of emergency, a supervising dental surgeon and the treating dental surgeon of the same patient, nor subsequently become his treating dental surgeon, before a period of one year following the last supervising act.
This prohibition extends to members of the patient’s family living with him.
The supervising dentist should not interfere with the treatment. If in the course of his examination, he finds himself in disagreement with his colleague, he must confidentially inform him.
The supervising dentist must inform the patient of his mission before any action is taken. He must be circumspect in what he says and refrain from making any judgments about the patient.
He is bound by professional secrecy towards his administration. The conclusions he provides must be general only, without any indication of the medical reasons for them.
No one may be both an expert dental surgeon and a dental surgeon treating the same patient.
Unless the parties agree, the dental surgeon must not accept an assignment in which the interests of one of his clients, friends, relatives, or of a group that calls upon his services are at stake. The same applies when his interests are at stake.
The dental expert must, before undertaking any expert operation, inform the person to be examined of his mission.
When entrusted with a mission of expertise, the dental surgeon must recuse himself if he considers that the questions put to him are not related to the medical technique itself.
In his report, he should only reveal elements that are likely to provide answers to the questions asked in the decision that appointed him and should withhold any other information that he may have learned in the course of his mission