Course Category: The Basics

  • A Primer on Dental Ethics: Part II

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    This course is a continued review of introductory concepts in dental ethics, with an emphasis on moral behavior; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour)

  • Ethics Fundamentals

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    Ethics Fundamentals Presents an introduction to ethics fundamentals, including benefits, and introduces general ideals such as respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice, and veracity, as guides. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Distinguish among and give examples of behavior that is: a) legal; b) charitable; c) professional; […]

  • Business and Organizational Ethics

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    Business and Organizational Ethics introduces fundamentals of business and organizational ethics including definitions, management foci, management styles, sustainable ethics, balance, and need. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Present definitions of business and organizational ethics Indicate different management ethics foci Indicate different management ethics styles Create sustainable […]

  • Fundamentals of Health Care Ethics

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    Fundamentals of Health Care Ethics introduces fundamental healthcare ethics, primarily bioethics, including ethical reasoning frameworks of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, equity, resource allocation, and negligence. (1 credit hour) Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Indicate the need for increased ethics in healthcare Present social, organizational and patient ethical problems in […]

  • The Intersection of Dental Ethics and the Law

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    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 Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: Differentiate between legal […]

  • Large Ethics

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    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 communities and list some of the advantages of community in improving oral health List the […]

  • Small Ethics

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    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) shirking, (b) free riding, (c) shrinkage, (d) pressure, (e) adverse selection, (f) moral hazard, […]

  • A Primer on Dental Ethics: Part I

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    Abstract The field of dental ethics has matured to the point where it is worthwhile to summarize it. An overview is presented of the methods commonly used to present ethics in dental schools. The three most popular approaches to ethical theory are normative principles (good rules), virtue ethics (good people), and utilitarian views (good outcomes). Each of these approaches has advantages, and each is incomplete. The general problem of converting ethical knowledge to moral conduct will be presented in a subsequent essay.

  • Introduction to Ethics, Professionalism, and Ethical Decision Making

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    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 difference between being legal and being ethical Understand the terms “profession,” “professional,” and “professionalism” Understand obligations to patients Understand the […]