Ethical Complexities of Dual Relationships

discusses dual relationships in dentistry, which can potentially conflict because each relationship involves expectations for behavior and these expectations may be inconsistent; examples include romantic, social, and financial situations; 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 dual relationship in dentistry and give examples
  • Identify the fundamental risks inherent in professionals engaging in dual relationships
  • Evaluate the American Dental Association’s position on dual relationships

Please Review the Following Article:

Ethical Complexities of Dual Relationships

Reference

Evelyn Donate-Bartfield and Daniel D’Angelo, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2000, 67(2), 42-46.

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