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2014 student ethics video contest entries sought

April 21, 2014


Dr. Rosato
The submission period is open for the 2014 Student Ethics Video Contest, which the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs sponsors annually. The entry deadline is July 31.

CEBJA has sponsored the contest since 2010 to draw student attention to the ethical dilemmas that dental students and dentists may encounter and to provide an exercise focusing on appropriate responses based on the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.

"The contest brings a focus on ethics and the Code as a differentiator for our profession," said Dr. Richard Rosato, CEBJA chair.

"The council feels that the Code is what creates and maintains the public view of dentistry as a profession versus a trade and begins the process of building trust with the public.

"The contest creates an environment of exposure and learning of the Code to our soon to be dentists and allows a vision of how the Code might help in the day-to-day practice dilemmas that we all encounter."

The contest is open to degree-seeking students at, or new graduates of, any ADA-accredited dental school who are 18 or older, U.S. citizens and members in good standing of the American Student Dental Association.

To qualify, videos should be no more than four and a half minutes long and must portray the application of one or more principle, code or advisory opinion contained in the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.

The 2014 first place winner will receive $2,000. An honorable mention video will be awarded $1,000. CEBJA will announce the winners at the ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting in San Antonio, where the winning videos also will be on display.

"Implanting Greed" and "Gray Areas," the 2013 grand prize winner and honorable mention winner, respectively, can be viewed online.

For more information, contest rules and entry forms, contact Earl Sewell at sewelle@ada.org.