Ethics in Dentistry: Part III – Ethical Decision-making

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices

Introduction - Ethical Decision-making
Ethics in Dentistry: Part III – Ethical Decision-making will present two ethical decision-making models used in dentistry and health care. Issues in decision-making, such as moral distress, will be discussed and related to a case in the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene.

Please note this is Part III 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 I - Principles and Values and Part II - Codes of Ethics.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


  • 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).

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