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  • 1. Dental EthicsDental Ethics
  • 2. Dental EthicsDental Ethics Ethics deals with MORALEthics deals with MORAL CONTACT, duty, and judgmentCONTACT, duty, and judgment.. It’s concerned with standards forIt’s concerned with standards for determining wither actions aredetermining wither actions are right or wrongright or wrong.. These are voluntary controls, notThese are voluntary controls, not laws, and serve as a method oflaws, and serve as a method of self-polishing within a professionself-polishing within a profession
  • 3. American Dental AssistantsAmerican Dental Assistants Association Principals ofAssociation Principals of EthicsEthics This code of ethics functions as aThis code of ethics functions as a standard of ethics for all practicingstandard of ethics for all practicing dental assistantsdental assistants
  • 4. Principles of EthicsPrinciples of Ethics **Each individual involved in the practice of dentistryEach individual involved in the practice of dentistry assumes the obligation to maintain and enrich theassumes the obligation to maintain and enrich the professionprofession **Each member may choose to meet this obligationEach member may choose to meet this obligation according to the dictate of personal conscience basedaccording to the dictate of personal conscience based on the needs of the human beings the profession ofon the needs of the human beings the profession of dentistry is committed to serve. The spirit of thedentistry is committed to serve. The spirit of the Golden Rule is the basic guiding principle of thisGolden Rule is the basic guiding principle of this conceptconcept.. **The member must strive to maintain confidentialityThe member must strive to maintain confidentiality and to exhibit respect for the dentistand to exhibit respect for the dentist
  • 5. Principles of EthicsPrinciples of Ethics **The member shall refrain from performing anyThe member shall refrain from performing any professional service that is prohibited by state lawprofessional service that is prohibited by state law and has obligation to prove competence prior toand has obligation to prove competence prior to providing services to any patientproviding services to any patient **The member shall constantly strive to upgradeThe member shall constantly strive to upgrade and expand technical skills for the benefit of theand expand technical skills for the benefit of the employer and the consumer publicemployer and the consumer public **The member should additionally seek to sustainThe member should additionally seek to sustain and improve the local organization, stateand improve the local organization, state association, and the American Dental Assistantsassociation, and the American Dental Assistants Association by active participation and personalAssociation by active participation and personal commitmentcommitment
  • 6. The Assistant as aThe Assistant as a representative of the Dentalrepresentative of the Dental ProfessionProfession Each DA, in both his or her professionalEach DA, in both his or her professional & personal life, acts at all times as a& personal life, acts at all times as a representative of the dental teamrepresentative of the dental team She’s NOT qualified to make aShe’s NOT qualified to make a diagnosis, to establish a fee for a dentaldiagnosis, to establish a fee for a dental service, or to comment on the quality ofservice, or to comment on the quality of dental treatment that has beendental treatment that has been performedperformed
  • 7. The Dental TeamThe Dental Team Although the individual membersAlthough the individual members of the dental health team haveof the dental health team have specific duties and areas ofspecific duties and areas of responsibility, they are ALLresponsibility, they are ALL working together toward theworking together toward the shared goal of providing the bestshared goal of providing the best possible care for their patientspossible care for their patients
  • 8. The Dental TeamThe Dental Team The composition of the dentalThe composition of the dental health team within an individualhealth team within an individual office or clinic may vary, yetoffice or clinic may vary, yet there’s no question that the dentistthere’s no question that the dentist is the leader of the teamis the leader of the team
  • 9. The Dental TeamThe Dental Team The dentist is in charge and mustThe dentist is in charge and must retain ultimate responsibility for theretain ultimate responsibility for the well-being of the patients and thewell-being of the patients and the actions of the employeractions of the employer
  • 10. The Dental TeamThe Dental Team All members of the team mustAll members of the team must give their complete support andgive their complete support and loyalty to the dentist who’s theloyalty to the dentist who’s the leader of their teamleader of their team
  • 11. The Dental TeamThe Dental Team The success of the dental team,The success of the dental team, like that of any other team, islike that of any other team, is dependant upon the attitudes anddependant upon the attitudes and cooperation of all team memberscooperation of all team members
  • 12. The Dental TeamThe Dental Team They must be able to workThey must be able to work together in close harmony and betogether in close harmony and be willing to help each other at allwilling to help each other at all timestimes
  • 13. The Dental TeamThe Dental Team Team members must have theTeam members must have the flexibility of personality necessaryflexibility of personality necessary for close cooperation and mutualfor close cooperation and mutual supportsupport
  • 14. The Dental TeamThe Dental Team Anyone who’s unable to work andAnyone who’s unable to work and cooperate with the others may becooperate with the others may be on the wrong teamon the wrong team