Phyllis Beemsterboer, MS, Ed D

 Phyllis Beemsterboer, MS, Ed D

Phyllis Beemsterboer, MS, EdD, FACD

Saturday, April 14, 2012

8 am – 11 am
Recommended for: Entire Dental Team
ODA Course
3 CE Credits
Sponsored, in part, by The American College of Dentists.



Ethics in the Business of Dentistry (presented with Gary Chiodo, DMD, FACD)
TThis course will provide an interactive lecture and discussion on the business and ethical interface of dental practice.  The material will explore ethical business issues that are addressed in the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and discuss ethical dilemmas that may arise from this interface.  The facilitators will present cases to explore the many challenges facing the dental practice environment.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the types of contractual obligations that challenge the ethical obligations of the dentist as health care provider.
  • Compare and contrast ethical principles as they are reflected in ethical dilemmas and in the provision of standard of care.
  • Identify the business ethics concerns that are discussed in the ADA Code and understand how to apply a model of ethical decision-making related to these issues


Dr. Beemsterboer is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is an associate director in the Center for Ethics in Health Care at OHSU and co-chairs the interprofessional ethics education program. Her research interest is in bioethics education and she is currently president of the American Society for Dental Ethics, a special section of the American College of Dentists.