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University of Pacific dental students win Student Ethics Video Contest

October 04, 2017

By David Burger

Three dental students from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry with a video called “Ethical Loupes” won the 2017 Student Ethics Video Contest.  

A video called “Code of the Super Dentist,” created by six dental students from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, won the honorable mention prize. The contest is held by the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs.

Photo of Dr. Michael Halasz
Dr. Halasz
“The council undertook this project to provide opportunities for dental students to consider ethical decision-making as they prepare to start careers in dentistry,” said Dr. Michael Halasz, chair of the council, in a letter to the winning students. “The goal of the contest is to create greater awareness of situations dental students and professionals encounter that could pose ethical dilemmas and provide an entertaining forum for students to consider how those dilemmas could be addressed.”

Since 2010, the council 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.

To view previous years’ winning videos, click here. The council will display this year’s winning videos at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting at the ADA Member Success Center and feature them on by the end of October.

The grand prize winners, who will split $2,500, are James Huang, Kevin Kai and Ali Ghowsi. The honorable mention winners, who will split $1,500, are Tom Viccaro, Anush Shah, Jasmine Singson, Harsh Patel, Imran Uddin and Angela Le.