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Student Ethics Video Contest

2015 Winners

Main Category:

Kevin Kaiser - Student Ethics Video contest winner Liam Smyth - Student Ethics Video contest winner

Grand Prize Winner: “To Treat or Not to Treat?”
Students: Mr. Kevin Kaiser and Mr. Liam Smyth
Summary: “To Treat or Not to Treat” focuses on the ADA Code sections of Nonmaleficence, Justice, and Veracity.
School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Prize Awarded: $2,500

Univeristy of Maryland group photo - Student Ethics Video Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention: “Learning HIPAA with Dr. Why”
Students: Mr. Wen Hu, Ms. Se Kyung Kim, Ms. Jimin Kim, Ms. Stephanie Lee, Mr. Carlos Rodriguez, and Mr. Brandon Wishnow
Summary: “Learning HIPAA with Dr. Why” focuses on the ADA Code Sections of Patient Autonomy and Confidentiality of Patient Records.
School: University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Prize Awarded: $1,500

Patient Safety Category

Chris Holladay - Student Ethics Video contest winner Erik Klintmalm - Student Ethics Video contest winner

Grand Prize Winner: “Make Ethics Matter”
Students: Mr. Chris Holladay, Mr. Chris Epperson, and Mr. Erik Klintmalm
Summary:“Make Ethics Matter” focuses on the ADA Code sections of Justice, Veracity, and Nonmaleficence.
Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Prize Awarded: $2,500

Chez Baker - Student Ethics Video contest winner

Honorable Mention: “Ode to the Code”
Students: Ms. Chezdan Baker
School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Summary:“Ode to the Code” focuses on the ADA Code Sections of Patient Autonomy, Nonmaleficence, Beneficence, and Veracity.
Prize Awarded: $1,500

Watch the winning videos from past years

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 student members of the American Dental Association or ASDA members.

New in 2015 is a second category for videos that depict the ethical treatment of patients promoting patient safety.

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

Student Ethics Video Contest Winners by Year

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
Download the Contest Rules and Entry Forms for the 2016 Student Ethics Video Contest.