Courses

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Dentistry, Fourth Series

    Ethical Dilemmas in Dentistry, Fourth Series encompassing “Preventing Further Harm”; “The Painful Diagnostic Dilemma”; “Carole’s Unexpected Pulpitis.” (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Understand the issues surrounding the ethical dilemma of an uninsured patient with limited funds who has had heck and neck radiation, including to his […]

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Dentistry, Third Series

    This course encompasses "The Patient's Fraudulent Request," "Skip the Gum Work and Start the Bridges," "Conflict, Collusion or Collaboration: Who Benefits from a Referral?" (1 credit hour).

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Dentistry, Second Series

    Ethical Dilemmas in Dentistry, Second Series encompassing “I Want the Whitest Teeth”; “I Don’t Want to Lose My Tooth”; “Will You Stand Behind Your Work?” (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Understand the issues surrounding the ethical dilemma of a patient that has a ruddy complexion and […]

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Dentistry, First Series

    Ethical Dilemmas in Dentistry, First Series encompassing “Dr. Boley’s Dilemma”; “Let’s Pull It, Mom”; “Confidentiality of a Pregnant Adolescent.” (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Understand the issues surrounding the ethical dilemma of reporting a colleague to the appropriate reviewing agency for providing inappropriate and/or incompetent care […]

  • Oral Health Care Is Not an Entitlement

    1 Lessonin

    Oral Health Care Is Not an Entitlement presents the position that health care is not an entitlement and argues that the rights position is not currently accepted by moral philosophers and appears to be ineffective. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Define and give examples of charity, social […]

  • The Dental Patient Who Is "High"

    1 Lessonin

    The Dental Patient Who Is “High” presents interviews with practitioners and a review of the relevant biochemical and physiological science; the ethics of various ways to handle this challenging situation are examined, and evidence-based recommendations for dental practice are offered. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Describe […]

  • Ethical Advertising in Dentistry

    1 Lessonin

    Ethical Advertising in Dentistry presents ethical concepts that should be followed when dentists are pursuing practice promotion through advertising; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: State the criteria for determining whether an ad is […]

  • Ethical and Legal Considerations in Research Fraud

    1 Lessonin

    Ethical and Legal Considerations in Research Fraud addresses the ethical considerations in research using a case study; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives  After completing the course, participants will be able to: Describe a case of research fraud in the published literature, including the […]

  • A Patient’s Perspective on Moral Issues

    1 Lessonin

    A Patient’s Perspective on Moral Issues argues that, in addition to dentists and ethicists, a morally correct conversation about these issues ought to include people who require oral health care services; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will […]

  • Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ethical?

    1 Lessonin

    Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ethical? the issue that the ethical ground for restoration (returning a patient to healthy form and function) differs from enhancement (using medical means to improve appearance) is discussed; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will […]