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Welcome to the American Society for Dental Ethics

The Mission of the Section is to support professional ethics in dentistry as the foundation of oral health care. The members of the Section are dedicated to the ongoing study of ethical issues, ethics education, and the development of the profession to promote integrity and ethical practice in service of patients, community, and society.

Ozar-Hasegawa Ethics Award

The Ozar-Hasegawa Award is an annual award for two individuals who have contributed to the scholarship, discussion, and application of dental ethics, Professor David Ozar (Loyola University) and Dr. Thomas Hasegawa Jr. (Baylor College of Dentistry, deceased). The award is presented by the American Society for Dental Ethics (ASDE) to a dental or dental hygiene student for an essay or comparable product of careful ethical reflection. All dental and dental hygiene students who are enrolled in an accredited school of dentistry and/or dental hygiene program in the United States and Canada. Students must be in good academic standing.

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Ethics Course for Dental and Dental Hygiene Educators
The Landscape of Ethics: Effective Teaching and Evaluation in Professional Education

The American Society for Dental Ethics and Loma Linda University are offering an ethics course for educators.
This course is designed to assist those individuals who are teaching ethics and professionalism in
dental and dental hygiene education programs.

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Ontario is the closest airport.
There is a special rate at Hilton Garden Inn if Loma Linda is mentioned in the reservation.

Ethics Scholarship Program American College of Dentists Foundation

Application Process

$1,000 Partial Scholarships for Graduate Course in Dental Ethics Creighton University
The Ethics Scholarship Program of the American College of Dentists Foundation will annually offer up to ten $1,000 partial scholarships for 2012 to 2014 covering approximately half of the tuition of the new online 3-unit graduate-level course in dental ethics through Creighton University, “Oral Health Care at the Intersection of Professional and Business Ethics.”

To be eligible for a scholarship, an individual must be a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in good standing (including honorary). This requirement may be waived depending on the responses.

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Graduate Course

Oral Health Care at the Intersection of
Professional and Business Ethics
A New Graduate Course Offered by the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University
This 8-week course is currently slated to be offered annually (2012-2014) in the months of May and June.
The course is offered as part of Creighton University’s Master of Science in Health Care Ethics.

When contacting the university’s online education office (see contact info on the back), those interested in taking only this course should request being enrolled as a “Special Student.”

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ASDE c/o Ethics Center
Loma Linda University
Centennial Plaza 3227 Q
24760 Stewart Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Ana Wannarka
Executive Director
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