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Stony Brook students win ethics video contest

November 05, 2012

By Jean Williams, ADA News staff

A group of students at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in New York won the Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs 2012 Student Ethics Video Contest.


CEBJA awarded the grand prize to “The Unprofessional 2” by dental students Ali Mehrabian, Ivan Lukachynets, Vince Badali, Alex Sadak and Emily Kim. The five will share the $2,000 cash award. Their winning video played in a continuous loop at the Welcome Center during Annual Session.

The honorable mention winner is Peter Dinh of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. For his video “The Spirit of Dentistry,” Mr. Dinh will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

The goal of the contest is to create greater awareness of ethical dilemmas dental students and professionals encounter and provide a forum for dental students to consider how those dilemmas should be addressed using the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.

The grand prize video “The Unprofessional 2” focuses on ADA Codes and Advisory Opinions 2.G-Personal Relationships, 5.A.1-Dental Amalgam, 3.F-Professional Demeanor, 5.F-Advertising and 5.B.6-Unnecessary Services.

The honorable mention winner “The Spirit of Dentistry” illustrates three of the five ADA Code Principles: Nonmaleficence, Beneficence and Veracity.