Dentist: Indiana Law and Ethics for Dental Professionals, 4th Edition

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About Course #L0989

Release Date: March 5, 2019

Expiration Date: March 5, 2022

This basic-level course reviews the definitions of ethics and jurisprudence, as expounded by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Indiana State Board of Dentistry. Regulations governing the initial and ongoing educational requirements for dentists and dental hygienists are presented, along with the penalties that may be levied for failure to comply with those regulations. Relevant state and federal laws are introduced.

AGD Subject Code: 770

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between the terms ethics and jurisprudence.
  • Discuss the specific use of the five principles that guide the American Dental Association (ADA) Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Explain how the laws of Indiana and the ADA Code of Professional Conduct apply to dentists and dental hygienists.
  • Discuss the OSHA regulations that apply to dental offices and those that are most frequently violated.
  • Describe the recommendations for infection control in dentistry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Discuss the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and its updates, as well as the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • List updates to the Indiana Dental Practice Act.

Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

Fulfills the 2-hour ethics, professional responsibility, and Indiana Statutes & Administrative Rules requirement.

About the Author(s)

Christine Wisnom, RN, BSN, is a nurse educator for the AIDS Education and Training Center in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her primary areas of interest are infectious diseases and infection control, and she lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on these topics. Ms. Wisnom served as both a member and as the chair of the Infection Control/Biosafety Committee at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry for many years. She has published numer­ous articles and abstracts in medical and dental journals and has coordinated multiple research projects.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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