Courses

Writing Off the Copayment

Lesson in Issues

Writing Off the Copayment Three dentists who have taught ethics comment on a case where 40% of collections expected as compensation were being reduced because of the practice of writing off copays; based on an article in the Journal of the American C …

Use of Nonpharmacological Methods for Managing Dental Anxiety

Lesson in Issues

Use of Nonpharmacological Methods for Managing Dental Anxiety examines advantages associated with nonpharmacological behavior management techniques and suggests benefits to their use; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dent …

The Use of Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Dentistry

Lesson in Issues

The Use of Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Dentistry ethically evaluates the use of nitrous oxide as a practice routine in treating children; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After …

The Professions

Lesson in Professionalism

The Professions The continued viability of professions such as dentistry depends on protecting against threats to the five essential characteristics that define professionalism; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. …

The Intersection of Dental Ethics and the Law

Lesson in The Basics

The Intersection of Dental Ethics and the Law discusses six of the most common situations where dentists must sort out various ethical and legal issues; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learning …

The Dental Patient Who Is “High”

Lesson in Issues

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 recommendatio …

Standard of Care

Lesson in Issues

Standard of Care discusses the legal view of standard of care and six common misconceptions about the standard of care; based on two articles in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the …

Small Ethics

Lesson in The Basics

Small Ethics an overview of small ethics; 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: Define, identify, and give examples of (a …

Quackery and Fraud

Lesson in Issues

Quackery and Fraud A  review of an important and timely topic; 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: Define ethical pract …

Property Rights, Privacy, and Informed Consent

Lesson in Issues

Property Rights, Privacy, and Informed Consent Discusses ethical issues related to the use of saliva in diagnostic testing; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing t …