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Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

Learn how to make sound ethical and legal decisions in practice with ETHICS AND LAW IN DENTAL HYGIENE, Second Edition. This book is written in the context of "real-world" situations that you will encounter on a regular basis in dental hygiene practice. The book is divided into three sections: ethics, law, and simulations and applications. The latter section contains 25 case studies with accompanying discussion and thought questions, along with testlets that mirror the style of the newly revised National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and suggested activities. Appendixes include the recently revised American Dental Association (ADA) and American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) respective codes of ethics, making this the most up-to-date ethics book for dental hygiene currently on the market. With this expert guidance, you’ll be prepared to take the NBDHE and address ethical dilemmas in everyday practice.

Book, 272 Pages

Published: March 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3629-4


  • Section I–Ethics

    Chapter 1: Ethics and Professionalism

    Chapter 2: Ethical Theory and Philosophy

    Chapter 3: Ethical Principles and Values

    Chapter 4: Social Responsibility and Justice

    Chapter 5: Codes of Ethics

    Appendix 5-1: American Dental Hygienists’ Association Code of Ethics for Dental

    Chapter 6: Ethical Decision Making in Dental Hygiene and Dentistry

    Section II–Law

    Chapter 7: Society and the State Dental Practice Act

    Chapter 8: Dental Hygienist–Patient Relationship

    Chapter 9: Dental Hygienist–Dentist-Employer Relationship

    Chapter 10: Risk Management

    Section III–Simulations and Applications
    Case Studies, Testlets, and Activities

    Appendix A: American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

    Bibliography and Suggested Readings




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