Commission on Dental Accreditation:
Graduates must be competent in the application of the principles of ethical decision making and professional responsibility.
Intent: Graduates should know how to draw on a range of resources, among which are professional codes, regulatory law, and ethical theories. These resources should pertain to the academic environment, patient care, practice management and research. They should guide judgment and action for issues that are complex, novel, ethically arguable, divisive, or of public concern.