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DEN 223 - Dental Ethics & Jurisprudence - Textbook

Module 3 Learning Outcomes

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  1. Identify the core values found in the Code of Ethics of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Association, the American Dental Assistants Association and the International Federation of Dental Hygienists.
  2. Define the terms autonomy, confidentiality, societal trust, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice, veracity, fidelity, paternalism, and utility.
  3. Compare common themes in various codes.

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  • American Dental Hygienists Association (2018, June). ADHA code of ethics [PDF file]. Retrieved from
  • American Dental Association. (2018, November). ADA principles of ethics and code of conduct. Retrieved from
  • American Dental Assistants Association. (2011). ADAA principles of professional ethics. [PDF file]. Retrieved from
  • The International Federation of Dental Hygienists. (2004, July). IFDH code of ethics. [PDF file]. Retrieved from