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Dental Ethics and Legal Considerations

Dental Assisting > COMING SOON
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This module provides knowledge on how to practice professional ethics as a dental assistant.

Ethical standards play an important role in the responsibilities of a dental assistant. A dental assistant must understand and adhere to the ethics and principles set forth in dentistry. In this module, students will learn about ethical and legal issues that they may encounter in their workplace and how to apply the basic principles of ethics to patient care, as well as to solving ethical dilemmas in unique situations.


You’ll learn 

  • the code of ethics
  • patient rights
  • the various laws that affect a dental office
  • the difference between morals, ethics, and laws
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)

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