The need for a practitioners' social media code of conduct in Iran
There is a need for a social media code of conduct for dental (or in general, medical) practitioners in Iran. With the growing use of the internet and social networks in Iran, many dentists use social media, mainly Instagram, as an advertisement tool. There are almost no restrictions on their advertisements; they not only expose their patients’ identities and therefore violate the principle of confidentiality, but also sometimes use inappropriate ways and styles, which may injure dentists’ reputation in the society (1).
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