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American College of Dentists
839J Quince Orchard Boulevard
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-1614
301-977-3223 301-977-3330 fax
Dental Ethics was developed by the American College of Dentists. The first course of Courses Online Dental Ethics (CODE) is based on the Ethics Handbook for Dentists first published in 2000 by the American College of Dentists and depicted on the right (revised in 2012). Some courses are based on ethical dilemmas published in the Texas Dental Journal and used with permission. General inquiries about either CODE or the handbook should be directed to the American College of Dentists using the contact information above. The Ethics Handbook for Dentists is made available on a complimentary basis to educational institutions and other qualifying dental organizations (quantities may limited).
The American College of Dentists (ACD) is the oldest major honorary professional organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society. In response to serious problems facing the profession, the College was founded August 20, 1920, to elevate the standards of dentistry, to encourage graduate study, and to grant Fellowship to those who have done meritorious work. The College is nonprofit and apolitical, and has long been regarded as the "conscience of dentistry."
The mission of the College is to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in dentistry. The following principles and objectives have been adopted in the furtherance of accomplishing the mission:
- To promote within the dental profession the highest ethical standards, stimulate interprofessional relationships, and urge upon the professional person recognition of one's responsibility to participate in the affairs of society as a citizen of the community;
- To take an active role in the support of dental education and research;
- To encourage qualified persons to enter the profession of dentistry;
- To encourage graduate education and improve continuing educational efforts by dentists and auxiliaries;
- To encourage the free exchange of ideas and experiences in the interest of the patient;
- To foster the extension and improvement of measures for the prevention and control of oral disorders;
- To confer Fellowship in the College on individuals in recognition of meritorious achievement and their potential for contributions in dental science, art, education, literature, human relations, and other areas that contribute to human welfare and to give encouragement to them to further the objectives of the College.
|To find out more about the American College of Dentists click the button to the right to watch a video overview and visit the ACD website, www.acd.org.
Courses Online Dental Ethics (CODE) is supported by generous gifts from Dentsply International and the American College of Dentists Foundation. Dental Ethics is supported by generous gifts from the American College of Dentists Foundation, the American Association of Orthodontists, Delta Dental of Arizona, Delta Dental of Missouri, Delta Dental Plan of New Mexico, Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation, and Delta Dental of South Carolina. Our deepest appreciation is extended to these organizations for their tangible commitment to ethics and professionalism. Thank You!
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