The course is designed for dental hygienists, dental assistants and administrative staff. It will enhance their knowledge of dental ethics, patient confidentiality and potential signs of child abuse. Attendees will understand what may constitute an ethics violation and how to reduce the chances of adverse findings if audited. Examples of ethical dilemmas will be discussed as well as past history of violations and imposed penalties. The lecture will focus on professionalism, competence, fairness, integrity, responsibility, respect and service.
The course will increase knowledge in dental ethics, professionalism, NJ Jurisprudence, abuse of prescriptions by patients, child abuse, competence , judgement and patient confidentiality.
Dr. Whitman graduated from the New York University School of Dentistry. He completed his postgraduate studies in pediatric dentistry at Temple University School of Dentistry. He works in a 130-person practice that treats children and adolescents, including Medicaid patients. He oversees a pediatric dental residency at a major teaching hospital and is the chair of the NJ Oral Health Coalition.
Tuesday, February 28th 12:30-1:30PM
Thursday, May 18th 1:00PM-2:00PM
Monday, August 7th 1:00PM-2:00PM