Courses

Promises

Lesson in Ethics Skills

Promises discursive ethics is based on a special class of performance language—the promise; 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 …

Position Paper on Digital Communication

Lesson in Issues

Position Paper on Digital Communication a background and position paper by the Board of Regents that can be used as a guide to the ethical use of digital communication; published in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Lea …

Oral Health Care Is Not an Entitlement

Lesson in Issues

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 …

Large Ethics

Lesson in The Basics

Large Ethics An overview of large 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: Identify ethics as building strong moral …

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ethical?

Lesson in Issues

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 …

Introduction to Ethics, Professionalism, and Ethical Decision Making

Lesson in The Basics

Resource: Ethics Handbook for Dentists Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Understand what is meant by “ethics” Understand why ethics are important Understand how codes of ethics function Understand the diff …

Informed Consent: Does Practice Match Conviction?

Lesson in Ethics Skills

Informed Consent: Does Practice Match Conviction? discusses informed consent as an ethical principle and legal requirement that must be applied in practice; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour) Learn …

Informed Consent and Disclosure

Lesson in Ethics Skills

Informed and Disclosure borrowing the concept of a reasonable patient from discussions of disclosure standards for informed consent, this paper offers a patient-centered definition of conflict of interest. (1 credit hour) Learning Objective After com …

How to Make Moral Choices

Lesson in Ethics Skills

How to Make Moral Choices discusses moral choices, how to analyze them, and how to make them. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Define moral choice (as distinct from ethical reasoning) Desc …

How Dentistry Should Approach its Problems

Lesson in Professionalism

How Dentistry Should Approach its Problems argues that reflective ethics by itself appears unable to exact change; for change to occur, dentistry also needs a broad-based display of enlightened, and ethically-driven but action-oriented professionalis …