Dental Ethics

Before Taking Your First CODE Course

Ethical behavior is a foundational tenet of professionalism and it is the basis for the public trust granted to professionals. Dental Ethics is a developing collection of online courses, resources, and assessment materials related to the study of dental ethics. The purpose Dental Ethics is to heighten ethical and professional responsibility, promote ethical conduct and professionalism in dentistry, advance dialogue on ethical issues, and stimulate reflection on commonly encountered ethical problems in dental practice.

  • Please register once, only.
  • Be sure to add your full name to your account or your CODE verification slips will not display your name.
  • To receive your course verification you must go through the evaluation at the end of the course quiz. The verification will automatically show after that. The staff does not have access to your verification and cannot reprint it, so please save it to PDF and/or print it immediately.
  • When reporting a problem with a course, please use the “Contact Us” form using the same e-mail address that you used to register on the site, and also let us know which course it is that you’re reporting. This helps us find you in the system to see if there is a problem with your account or a problem with the course.
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The resources presented within this website are supported by generous contributions by our Fellows and Friends made to the American College of Dentists Foundation.


Leave a Legacy

Founded in 1972, the ACD Foundation generously funds our continuing education and other initiatives including scholarships for advanced studies in ethics and leadership, ethics resource materials for more than 7,000 dental students annually, and sponsorship of activities that position ethics, leadership, and professionalism at the forefront of local dental groups and other national dental organizations.

We invite you to be part of this enduring legacy of service to the profession.

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American College of Dentists
Nationally Approved PACE Program
Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by
any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
10/1/2023 to 9/30/2026
Provider ID #218565