Courses Online Dental Ethics

Courses Online Dental Ethics (CODE) is a series of online courses in dental ethics and professionalism. There are no registration fees or tuition. The courses are intended for dentists and dental students, but others engaged in other roles in dentistry may find the courses helpful.

The ACD is a PACE Provider through the Academy of General Dentistry, and courses may be submitted for credit.

CODE is a project of the ACD Foundation and is underwritten through generous donations from our Fellows and Friends of the College.

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Before Taking Your First 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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