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The ASDE Section of the American College of Dentists is now chartered with an effective date of January 1, 2011. The Mission of the Section is to support professional ethics in dentistry as the foundation of oral health care. The members of the Section are dedicated to the ongoing study of ethical issues, ethics education, and the development of the profession to promote integrity and ethical practice in service of patients, community, and society.
...began as a few shelves of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics’ scholars’ books. The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University is an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.
Started at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2007, the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry is a national, student driven association that was established to promote and support students’ lifelong commitment to ethical behavior in order to benefit the patients they serve and to further the dental profession.
The objectives of the Association are:
Act as a support system for students in strengthening their personal and professional ethics values by:
Providing a resource for ethics education and development.
Fostering a non-punitive, open-forum environment for ethics communication
Promoting awareness of ethics standards and related issues within dentistry
Collaborating with leadership of the dental profession to effectively advocate for our members
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.