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Student Ethics Video Contest winners named

November 02, 2015

By David Burger

The Association’s Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs announced in October the four winners of the 2015 Student Ethics Video Contest.

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

This year, the contest included a second competitive category, created for videos that promote patient safety through ethical treatment. A grand prize and an honorable mention award were handed out for each category.

The winning videos in the main category are:

  • Grand prize: “To Treat or Not to Treat,” by Kevin Kaiser and Liam Smyth of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.
  • Honorable mention: “Learning Health Insurance Portability and Accountability with Dr. Why,” by Wen Hu, Se Kyung Kim, Jimin Kim, Stephanie Lee, Carlos Rodriguez and Brandon Winslow of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

The winning videos in the patient safety category are:

  • Grand prize: “Make Ethics Matter,” by Chris Holladay, Chris Epperson and Erik Klintmalm of the University of Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
  • Honorable mention: “Ode to the Code,” by Chezdan Baker of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.

Grand prize winners received $2,500, while honorable mention winners received $1,500. As part of the award, the Council will show the videos in the ADA Welcome Center during ADA 2015 – America’s Dental Meeting Nov. 5-10 in Washington, D.C.

The winning videos can be viewed at

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

CEBJA is the Association agency commissioned to develop and promote the ethical conscience of the profession and the highest moral and ethical standards for ADA members, provide a forum for self-regulation and assure that ethical issues are current for the public and profession.