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2015 Student Ethics Video Contest


  • ADA Student and ASDA Members — Find your ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and create video enactments of situations demonstrating the ADA Code’s Principle(s), Code(s) or Advisory Opinion(s). This year, a second category on ethical treatment promoting patient safety is also available.
  • The ADA Code can be found at ADA.org/ethicsconduct.
  • Videos may be in the form of an original drama, comedy, documentary, interview(s), public service announcement, music video or any combination.
  • Videos should not be more than 4 and a half minutes in length.
  • Applicants must include two copies of the video. Each copy must be on a disc or flash drive and be formatted in standard AVI Format.*
  • See Complete Contest Rules

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