Robert Iovino, DDS & Peter Pruden, DDS
Tuesday, March 31st – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – 2 CE CREDIT HOURS

FEE:     ADA/LIFE MEMBER: $45
NEW DENTIST: $45
RDH/STAFF: FREE
NON-ADA MEMBER:  $75
RESIDENT/STUDENT: FREE

 “Current Issues in Oral Health Care Ethics: Expanding Access to Care, the Hidden Cost of Professional Education & Practice, the License, the Decline of Professional Autonomy & More”


This two-hour interactive seminar will address pressing ethical/professional challenges concerning the delivery of health care and profession of dentistry in the 21st century. The program is structured as an advanced introduction to professional dental ethics designed to afford participants an opportunity to meaningfully discuss and seek a reasoned position on an assortment of challenging ethical issues currently facing our profession. Selections from the news, current literature and relevant case studies will be utilized.

 

Topics Included:

  1. Dental Ethics & Market Economics – The Hidden Cost of Professional Education & Starting in Practice: Is it the Death of Professionalism as we Know It?
  2. Access to Oral Health Care: Dentistry & Medicine – Coming Together Once Again?
  3. Health Professionalism & Licensure in the 21st. Century: Debating Dentistry’s unwritten “Social Contract”

 

Objective: Seminar participants will gain important insights linking dentistry to the humanities and the social sciences. Attendance and active participation within this program aligns with the understanding that dentistry’s continued recognition as a true “profession” requires ethical, highly skilled professionals who are engaged, active members within their community and the larger society.

 

This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by The American College of Dentists


Robert P. Iovino, DDS

Dr. Robert Iovino is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and a lecturer in dental ethics at Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Iovino is in private practice of oral & maxillofacial surgery in Southampton, NY, editor of the Journal of Dental Humanities, and a fellow of the New York Academy of Dentistry and the American College of Dentists.

Peter H. Pruden, DDS

Dr. Peter Pruden is member of NYSDA’s Chemical Dependency Committee, Chair the Chemical Dependency Committee, and Member of Board of Delegates of Suffolk County’s Dental Society, and a Facilitator in dental ethics at Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Pruden is in private practice of oral & maxillofacial surgery in Huntington, NY, a member of editorial board  of the Journal of Dental Humanities, and a fellow of the New York Academy of Dentistry and the American College of Dentists.