Ethics in Dentistry: Part I - Principles and Values
COURSE NUMBER: 510
Phyllis Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, FACD
This course will review the health care principles used in dentistry to help identify, clarify and support choices when faced with an ethical problem or dilemma. A principle is a general normative standard of conduct that is derived from mo...
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This course will review the health care principles used in dentistry to help identify, clarify and support choices when faced with an ethical problem or dilemma. A principle is a general normative standard of conduct that is derived from morality and traditions in health care. Each principle and value will be presented and discussed with examples from the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene.
Please note this is Part I of a three-part series. To gain the full benefit of the concepts covered in this course, be sure to read Ethics in Dentistry: Part II - Codes of Ethics and Part III - Ethical Decision-making.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students
Date Course Online:
Sep 1, 2016
Last Revision Date:
Aug 18, 2022
Course Expiration Date:
Aug 17, 2025
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- List and define the ethical principles used in dentistry and dental hygiene.
- Describe the difference between a problem and an ethical dilemma.
- Explain the terms, values and concepts such as informed consent, confidentiality, paternalism and capacity that are often applied in health care.
- Choose the principles or values which are present and important in clinical scenarios.
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- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
- Iowa Dental Professionals: This course does not comply with the Iowa Dental Board for recertification in the area of Iowa jurisprudence, as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Note: Registration is required to take test.
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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
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