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2014 Contest Information
To obtain information about the 2014 Student Ethics Video Contest, contact sewelle@ada.org

About the Contest
The Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs introduced the contest to provide opportunities for students to consider ethical decision making as they prepare to start careers in dentistry. The goal of the contest is to create greater awareness of ethical dilemmas that dental students and professionals encounter and to provide a forum for students to consider how those dilemmas should be addressed using the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct (ADA Code).

Individual students, student groups or classes are asked to create video presentations depicting common ethical situations demonstrating one of the five principles, codes or advisory opinions found in the ADA Code. Entrants are required to be ASDA members.

Depending on the quality of submissions received, there may be one grand prize winner and at least one honorable mention; each winning entrant will receive a monetary award. Winning videos are also on display at each ADA Annual Session.

2013 Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner: “Implanting Greed”
School: University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Prize: The students will share a $2,000 cash award.

Honorable Mention: “Gray Areas”
School: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
Prize: $1,000

2012 Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner: “The Unprofessional 2”
Summary: "The Uprofessional 2" focuses on the ADA Codes 2.G., Personal Relationships, 5.A.1 Dental Amalgam, 3.F. Professional Demeanor, 5.F. Advertising and 5.B.6 Unnecessary Services.
Students: Ali Mehrabian, Ivan Lukachynets, Vince Badali, Alex Sadak and Emily Kim
School: Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
Prize: The students will share a $2,000 cash award.

Honorable Mention: “The Spirit of Dentistry”
Summary: “The Spirit of Dentistry,” illustrates three of the five ADA Code Principles — Nonmaleficence, Beneficence  and Veracity.
Student: Peter Sinh
School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Prize: $1,000

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2011 Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner: "The Bridge Patient”
Summary: “The Bridge Patient” focuses on the ADA Code Sections 5A (Representation of Care) and 3B (Government of a Profession) from the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.
Student: Christopher Vo
School: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
Prize: $2,000

Honorable Mention: “Back to Ethics”
Summary: “Back to Ethics” illustrates four of the five principles from the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct — Patient Autonomy, Nonmaleficence, Justice and Veracity.
Students: Ewelina Ciula, Ali S. Sajadi, Katherine M. Hungate, Tadziu J. Kula III and Gabrielle M. Johnson
School: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Prize: The students will share a $1,000 cash award.

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2010 Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner: "Dentethics"
Students: Phillip Cronin, Blake Hillstead and Brad Jonnes
School: University of Washington
Prize: $2,000 

Honorable Mention Winner: "Once Upon a Time There Was a Poor Dentist"
Students: Kei Chan, Hai Do and Levon Sukiasian
School: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Prize: The students will share a $1,000 cash award.

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