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JADA Ethical Moment Articles

Since 2004, the Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs has contributed a series of articles discussing ethical dilemmas confronted in the practice of dentistry. The articles are short, innovative vignettes on ethics-based situations and the appropriate manner to resolve them under the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.

Sending Your Ethics Questions to JADA

Do you have an ethical dilemma that you would like to suggest for the Ethical Moment feature in The Journal of the American Dental Association? Have you come across a clinical or professional situation where an analysis of the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct would complement your treatment decisions or practice philosophy? Please email your ethical suggestions/topics for the Ethical Moment feature to

Ethical Moment Article Listing

The Ethical Moment articles are categorized according to the Codes of Ethics to which they relate: