University of Southern Indiana

Dental Ethics and Legal Issues

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Dental Ethics & Legal Issues

This program will provide a virtual option due to COVID-19 restrictions for public gatherings.  We are offering an online option that meets the requirements for ethics and legal content for dental professionals.  

This continuing education program will explore the ethical dilemmas faced by dental practitioners and the values involved in understanding and deliberating these dilemmas. Specifically, the core values of trust, responsibility and service will be discussed within a pluralistic framework derived from real-world case examples. Indiana statutes and Indiana administrative rules governing the licensure and practice of dentists and dental hygienists will also be presented.

 Target Audience

Dental hygienists, dentists, dental assistants, and other interested health professionals

In support of improving patient care, the University of Southern Indiana is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider for CE credits by the Indiana Health
Professions Bureau and will provide 2 contact hours for this program. The program content meets the 2 hour ethics and professional responsibility continuing education requirements for the renewal of dentist and dental hygienist license in Indiana.


Balancing the Personal and Professional: Maintaining Healthy Boundaries in Your Practice
     Elizabeth Kalb, Ph.D, HSPP, MBA, Psychologist Consultant 

Dr. Elizabeth Kalb is licensed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology in Indiana.  She provides psychological services with a focus in clinical health psychology and has been involved in health care education for undergraduate and graduate health professions students as well as area health care professionals

Legal Issues 
     D. Andrew Nestrick, JD, partner with Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC

D. Andrew Nestrick, JD, is a partner with Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC with concentrated experience in healthcare industry regulations and legal issues, as well as estate planning, business succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the Valparaiso University School of Law.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • Register and pay
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  • Complete program evaluation which includes questions to assess your knowledge of the content. An email containing the certificate of completion will be sent immediately after completing the program evaluation.

Disclosures:  There are no real or perceived conflict of interest among any of the presenters, planning committee or anyone in position to control the content of this activity.

Expiration date:  This content will be available until December 31, 2021.

If you need additional information, please call us at 812-461-5217.

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