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Ethics Shmethics. Michael Meru, DDS, MS, FACD Top Rated Cosmetic Orthodontist. Use this slide for images. http:// /#outer-wrap. http:// /#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

Use this slide for images

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.

Scheduling Issues

Mother & Daughter Transfer

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.

The strongest determinant of behavior is what we perceive to be the behavior of ourpeers.

Dentists who are ethical, believe their peers are doing the same. And dentists who are unethical, believe other dentists are doing the same.

ETHICS IS CONTAGEOUS, but so is the reverse


Michael Charles MeruIII, PS, GS, JHS, HS, AA, BS, DDS, MS, FACD

Funny if made into business card

Ethics Violations1) Blatant violation2)Situational Breaches3)Brainless Stupidity

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