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About Your Course Presenter:

Boyd W. Shepherd, D.D.S., J.D.

For over 20 years, I have developed a specialized practice of providing legal services and counsel to Texas dentists on a wide range of legal issues. My law practice includes day-to-day counsel and guidance to dentists across the state of Texas on issues related to their business operations, Board Rule compliance, risk management, employees, patients, and a variety of matters in litigation.

What makes this course unique...

From representing thousand's of dentists with all aspects of their Board case investigations and settlement conferences, I have vast experience in Texas State Board representation at each and every level of the process.

Ethics in Dentistry -

A Comprehensive Review of the Principles of Ethics for Dentistry

Online Interactive Course Presentation

3.00 CE Credit Hours: Ethics

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Course Description -

As with any profession that deals with human rights and liberties, dentists have a responsibility to their patients and communities in which they practice. Much like the Hippocratic Oath, the code of Dental Ethics created by the American Dental Association (ADA) serves as a standard to which all dental professionals are expected to adhere. It states that each member of the dental profession is responsible for “maintaining and enriching” the dental profession.

This online interactive course includes a comprehensive and meaningful review of the five fundamental principles that serve as the codes foundation: patient autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice, and veracity.

Course Objectives -
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand what is meant by ethics in Dentistry.
  • Understand the term “profession” and how it relates to ethics in dentistry.
  • Become familiar with elements and principles of ethical decision making.
  • Understand the ethics of patient relations, delegation of duties, substance abuse in dentistry, financial arrangements, and managed care.
  • Understand the difference between dental law and dental ethics.
  • Define the normative theories of ethics and apply them to ethical issues in practice.
  • Understand and apply the principals of dental ethics to everyday practice.
  • Presentation Includes Interactive Instruction and Discussion Via Zoom


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Get Compliant with Confidence...


Once you and your team are brought up to speed and equilibrated on the laws and rules that regulated your dental practice, you will not only be able to efficiently proceed and remain in compliance, you will also be practicing and managing your risks confidently with each patient you treat.