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Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

Make sound ethical and legal decisions in practice with expert guidance and real-life examples...

This book is written in the context of "real-world" situations that you will encounter on a regular basis in dental hygiene practice. The book is divided into three sections: ethics, law, and simulations and applications. The latter section contains 25 case studies with accompanying discussion and thought questions, along with testlets that mirror the style of the newly revised National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and suggested activities. Appendixes include the recently revised American Dental Association (ADA) and American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) respective codes of ethics, making this the most up-to-date ethics book for dental hygiene currently on the market. With this expert guidance, you'll be prepared to take the NBDHE and address ethical dilemmas in everyday practice.

Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

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Last reviewed: December 1, 2016
Expires: December 1, 2019

Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

About the Authors

Phyllis Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

Course Objectives

Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  • Section I Ethics
    Chapter 1: Ethics and Professionalism
    Chapter 2: Ethical Theory and Philosophy
    Chapter 3: Ethical Principles and Values
    Chapter 4: Social Responsibility and Justice
    Chapter 5: Codes of Ethics
    Appendix 5-1: American Dental Hygienists Association Code of Ethics for Dental Hygienists 2007-2008
    Chapter 6: Ethical Decision Making in Dental Hygiene and Dentistry
  • Section II Law
    Chapter 7: Society and the State Dental Practice Act
    Chapter 8: Dental Hygienist/Patient Relationship
    Chapter 9: Dental Hygienist/Dentist-Employer Relationship
    Chapter 10: Risk Management
  • Section III Simulations and Applications
  • Case Studies, and Activities
    Appendix A: American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

Over the years, the profession of dental hygiene has evolved and changed with requirements for formalized education, regulation by licensure, and increased scope of practice. In addition, the public served by all health care providers has changed with the advent of new diseases, the development of advanced treatment methods and a continually increasing human life span. However, dental hygiene retains its original focus on the public good, as well as its primary role in the prevention of dental disease and promotion of oral health.

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