July 26, 2015

Continuing Education

Upcoming Programs:

Professionalism: A Core Value
ACD Annual Session – October 2017

This four hour course, presented by Larry Garetto and Phyllis Beemsterboer, will explore professionalism, how is it distinguished from ethics, and its basis as an essential attribute of professional life.

As a result of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define professionalism and distinguish it from ethics
  • Describe the basis of professionalism as a distinct value of health care providers
  • Discuss the knowledge, skills and values that encompass the ideology of professionalism
  • Analyze and discuss cases that demonstrate the integration of professionalism in health care practice

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Register with ACD

Atlanta, GA at the American College of Dentists’ Annual Session

Recent Programs:

Revisiting Professional Promises 2006 – Ethics of Access to Care
ADEA Annual Session

Summary: In 2006 a meeting was held to address Professional Promises: Hopes Gaps and Access to Oral Health Care. Key stakeholders were invited that represented education, public health, health and dental industry, organized dentistry and dental hygiene and ethics-based organizations. Ten years later it is important to revisit the themes discussed in 2006 and determine where we are as a profession. The panelists presented information based on three themes: evidence-based information outlining what the data says concerning access to care, professional and ethical issues related to social justice and oral health care including inadequate financial resources, and proposed solutions including direct access to care.

Panelists included: Pamela Zarkowski, Professor, University of Detroit Mercy, Kamyar Nasseh, Health Economist at the American Dental Association, Ralph Fuccilo, Senior Advisor, DentaQuest, and Frank Catalanotto, Professor, Department of community Dentistry and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida.

Monday March 20, 2017 in Long Beach, CA

American Society for Dental Ethics General Membership Meeting
American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session

Monday March 20, 2017, Long Beach, CA

Leadership and Ethics – Pillars of Professionalism in Dentistry
American College of Dentists Annual Session

Presented by Pam Zarkowski and Phyllis Beemsterboer, this 7 hour course will explore the basics of leadership and leadership ethics for dentists as it relates to leader-follower relations, power sharing and responsibility.

October 19, 2016 in Denver, CO

11th International Dental Ethics and Law Congress

Topics: The ethical and legal notions of professionalism and independence in the dental setting.
Venue: Westin Hotel and ADA Headquarters. The congress center is on Michigan Avenue
For additional info visit www.ideals.ac, or email to: ideals2016@gmail.com.

Supporting organizations include: ASDE, ACD, ADA

Congress Themes:

  • Professionalism: Independence in global oral health
  • 150th Anniversary – ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Conduct

August 4th – 6th, 2016

Chicago, Illinois USA

Effective Teaching and Evaluation of Ethics in Professional Dental Education


American Society for Dental Ethics and SIU School of Dental Medicine Invite You to Attend an Ethics Course for Dental, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Educators.

American Society for Dental Ethics and SIU School of Dental Medicine invite you to attend an ethics course for Dental, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Educators. This course is designed to assist those individuals who are teaching ethics and professionalism in dental and allied dental education programs.

Course Topics:

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessing Professional Ethics
  • Case-Based Approaches to Professional Ethics Education
  • Clinical Ethics Approaches to Patient Care
  • Decision Model and the Ethics of Patient Relationships

Friday August 14, 2015 1-5 p.m.

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL
Main Clinic – Building 263, Room 1511 – Roller Hall