July 26, 2015


Q: How do I join ASDE?

Please click on the Membership link at the top of the page and then follow the instructions to join.

Q: What are the benefits of joining ASDE?

Your membership includes:

  • Connecting with people who share a common interest in ethical issues in oral health
  • A Dental Ethics e-newsletter published periodically each year
  • A subscription to the Journal of the American College of Dentists mailed quarterly
  • Discounted fee in ASDE Workshops
  • Networking with practitioners, educators and others interested in ethics

Q: Do I become a fellow of the American College of Dentists by joining ASDE?

No. Even though ASDE is a section of the American College, members who are not already ACD Fellows will not be granted fellowship by joining ASDE. You will be an affiliate member.

Q: I teach dental ethics at my university. Where can I get and how can I apply dental ethics learning material?

There are multiple teaching techniques for dental ethics. We encourage you to attend our continuing education workshops, which are designed for the development of dental ethics faculty. Workshops are provided periodically, often during the ADEA Annual Session and other times at different sites in the US.

Please consult our Continuing Education section for the latest information.

Q: I want to submit an essay for the Ozar-Hasegawa dental ethics award. How and when can I do that?

The announcement for submission will be posted around mid-December for submissions due in February. Winners will be announced in April. Please consult our Awards section for further details.

Q: How do I submit an article for publication in your journal, Issues in Dental Ethics?

Please forward your submission to our editor: Bruce Peltier at peltiermail@gmail.com.