Ethics Shmethics. Michael Meru, DDS, MS, FACD Top Rated Cosmetic Orthodontist. Use this slide for images. http:// dentidrill.nl /#outer-wrap. http:// dentidrill.nl /#outer-wrap. Deceptive Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths. -Edgar Shoaff. What is Ethics???.
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Michael Meru, DDS, MS, FACD
Top Rated Cosmetic Orthodontist
Deceptive Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths. -Edgar Shoaff
What is Ethics???
Ethics = Moral Philosophy
Moral Philosophy = principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong
Ethics = the distinction
between right and wrong
Dr. Masella added that, Professionalism is a set of values, or overarching principles to which a doctor is held.
Means Affirmed by the Public
We went from a trade to a profession in the early 50’s when we introduced fluoride, potentially putting our trade out of business
the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group
Just because we’re capable of reasoning, doesn’t mean we are reasonable. –Alexander Hamilton
It’s beliefs and emotions that drive most human behavior, not rational thinking.
The BIG ?
Is it possible to teach ethicsto a dental student?
Children don’t have the neurological capacity for ethical reasoning. Limbic system makes decisions, not pre-frontal lobe. As we mature, we learn to keep the prefrontal cortex active, raising the activation of the limbic system. We can learn to activate the limbic system.
You can learn to keep prefrontal cortex activated, while suppressing the amygdalic part of the brain.
Dentists who are ethical, believe their peers are doing the same. And dentists who are unethical, believe other dentists are doing the same.
Michael Charles MeruIII, PS, GS, JHS, HS, AA, BS, DDS, MS, FACD
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