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dental ethics

Etymology: L, dens, tooth; Gk, ethos, ethics
a system of moral principles governing the professional conduct of dentists and dental practices ascribed by the American Dental Association Council on Ethics, state dental associations, and local dental societies.

dental ethics

A system of principles governing dental practice; a moral obligation to render the best possible quality of dental service to the patient and to maintain an honest relationship with other members of the profession and society at large.
See also: ethics

den·tal eth·ics

(deńtăl ethiks)
Ethical principles that relate to the dental profession (e.g., beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy).
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American and Canadian Dental Associations, American College of Dentistry, American Society for Dental Ethics and many others have done commendable work in this regard.
In 2010, Islamic International Dental College (IIDC), being pioneer in Pakistan, started Professional Dental Ethics course (PDEC) with Islamic perspective in undergraduate program of Bachelors of Dental Sciences.
Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene is a textbook designed to acquaint both student and practicing dental hygienists with concepts concerning dental ethics and law.