Q: A personal and professional friend of mine is in a group practice with 5 dentists.
They have practiced together for several years with much success. The last election
cycle, 2 of the dentists did not agree on the candidates nor the outcome. This situation
grew steadily worse and began to affect the dental team, patient care, and the trust
between the dentists. How does the American Dental Association code of ethics apply in this situation?
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American Dental Association principles of ethics and code of professional conduct, with official advisory opinions revised to November 2020.
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Dr. Reavis is a dentist in Atchison, KS, and a member of the American Dental Association Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs.
Published online: September 22, 2022
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Disclosure. Dr. Reavis did not report any disclosures.
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