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Student Ethics Video Contest

2014 Contest Winners

Ben_W Grand Prize Winner: "A Higher Calling"
Student(s): Joe Vaughn and Ben Woolnough
Summary: A Higher Calling explores the gray areas in dentistry, where practitioners may not have black or white right answers for a situation, but where there’s a need for reliance on known ethical standards.
School: University of Alabama School of Dentistry
Prize Awarded: $2,000.00



Jie_G Honorable Mention Winner: "Confidentiality for a Pregnant Minor"
Student: Jie Ge
Summary: A dentist has a teen girl who needs an X-ray ahead of a wisdom tooth extraction and ends up having to tell the dentist that she is pregnant but her parents do not know.
School: University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Prize Awarded: $1,000.00





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 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 Meeting.

Student Ethics Video Contest Winners by Year

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010