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Ethics in Dentistry: Part I - Principles and Values

COURSE NUMBER: 510

Phyllis Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, FACD

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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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 mo...

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Overview

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.

  • Intended Audience:

    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

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    550

Learning Objectives

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.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • 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.

Please Note:


  • 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.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Phyllis Beemsterboer

Phyllis Beemsterboer

RDH, MS, EdD, FACD

Dr. Phyllis L. Beemsterboer is Professor Emeritus in the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is an associa...

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Submission Information

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.


CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

Recognition

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Approved PACE Program Provider

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.