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.

Before Taking Your First CODE Course

  • 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.
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.

The ACD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or any other applicable regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval is 10/1/2020 to 9/30/2023. Provider ID# 218565