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Student Ethics Video Contest

 2018 Dental Student Ethics Video Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner:  $2,500

Name of Video: “The Patient

Submitted by:  Jessica Li and Sabrina Mellusi

Honorable Mention: $1,500

Name of Video: Patients in Your Pocket

Submitted by: Jeffrey Kerst, Brandon Allison, and Allison Haynle


To see more videos visit the  ADA’s Channel on YouTube.

2017 Dental Student Ethics Video Contest Winners

Sponsored by ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs. Additional support provided by CNA.


Grand Prize Winner:  $2,500

Name of Video: “Ethical Loupes

Submitted by:  Mr. Ali Ghowsi, Mr. James Huang and Mr. Kevin Kai

Photo of Ali GhowsiPhoto of James HuangPhoto of Kevin Kai

School Name: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Honorable Mention: $1,500

Name of Video: Super Dentist 

Submitted by: Mr. Tom Viccaro, Mr. Anush Shah, Ms. Jasmine Singson, Mr. Harsh Patel, Mr. Imran Uddin, and Ms. Angela Lo

Harsh Patel headshotPhoto of Imran Uddin

School Name: Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

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

Student Ethics Video Contest Winners by Year

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010