Ethical behavior is a foundational tenet of professionalism and it is the basis for the public trust granted to professionals. For this reason, the Dental Ethics site was developed to provide relevant content to the practice community. 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.
Dental Ethics is supported by generous gifts from the American College of Dentists Foundation, Dentsply Sirona, the American Association of Orthodontists, Delta Dental of Arizona, Delta Dental of Missouri, Delta Dental Plan of New Mexico, Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation, and Delta Dental of South Carolina. Our deepest appreciation is extended to these organizations for their commitment to ethics and professionalism.