Dental advertising, ratings sites, and
negative media coverage may all contribute to patients who are more skeptical
and less trusting. How can we, as dentists, maintain our reputation?
are invited to join a trio of experts for a case-based exploration of professionalism and ethical practice.
This session is designed for dentists only.
Register with the Pacific Dental Conference to attend.
Dr. David Ozar is Emeritus Professor (1972-2015) in
the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, where he also taught
the professional dental ethics course for over a decade. He was founding
president of the American Society for Dental Ethics and founding editor of
Issues in Dental Ethics. He is a frequent speaker and has published extensively
on the topic of ethics.
Dr. Donald Patthoff
has been a general dentist in government, non-profit, and private practice
settings since 1971. He has served in leadership roles within organized
dentistry at all levels, and in national and international ethics
organizations. He has written and lectured extensively on the topic of ethics,
and is the ethics chair of the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West
Dr. Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public
health specialist and researcher. He is an Associate Professor and Director of
the Specialty Training Program in Dental Public Health at the Faculty of
Dentistry, University of Toronto. His research program centres on the politics
and economics of dentistry, with a specific focus on health and social equity.