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2007 Annual Session Adopted Resolutions

Membership

Resolution 100 ASDA Member Dues Increase

Resolution 101RC Communication of Predental Membership Status to Local Chapters and Compensation for Recruitment Thereof

Resolution 102RC ADA Dues Incentives for ASDA Members

Education and Licensure

Resolution 200 CIF Definition

Resolution 201RC Incorporation of Oral Effects of Methamphetamine Use in Dental School Curricula

Governance and Professional Issues

Resolution 300RC Council Chairs and Council Members at Large

Resolution 301RC ASDA Student Code of Ethics

Resolution 302RC Collaborative Outreach Efforts with the SNDA Oral Caner Walk

Resolution 303RC Continuing Updates on Dental Insurance Networks

Resolution 304RC Pre-Specialty Ethical Peer Review

Resolution 306 RC ASDA Recommendation for Dental School Ethics Committee

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Resolution Number: 100-2007

Title:ASDA Member Dues Increase

Addresses Strategic Plan Goals:Supports all strategic plan objectives

Financial Impact: Yes

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership

Sponsors: Executive Committee

Board of Trustees Comments:  Board unanimously recommends a yes vote 

Reference Committee Comments: The Reference Committee recommends a yes vote.

Background:  Per HOD 103-2004, ASDA National Dues are considered on an annual basis.  A financial status review revealed that ASDA must recommend a dues increase.  There is a loss of non dues revenue resulting from excluding companies and organizations representing student loans from certain marketing and sponsorship activities with ASDA, considering the current regulatory environment.  To assist in supplementing the loss of this revenue, we suggest a $2 increase that with House approval, will take place in 2009.

The House of Delegates approved dues for active predoctoral members for 2007 to be $67 and dues for 2008 to be $70.  We are requesting dues for 2009 to be confirmed at $72. 

The House of Delegates approved dues for active predental members for 2007 to be $50 and dues for 2008 to be $53.  We are requesting dues for 2009 to be confirmed at $55.

The House of Delegates approved dues for active associate members for 2007 to be $50 and dues for 2008 to be $53.  We are requesting dues for 2009 to be confirmed at $55. 

The House of Delegates approved dues for active international members for 2007 to be $75 and dues for 2008 to be $78.  We are requesting dues for 2009 to be confirmed at $80.

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved,  that national dues for active predoctoral members be increased to $72, and be it further
Resolved, that national dues for active predental members be increased to $55, and be it further
Resolved, that national dues for active associate members be increased to $55, and be it further
Resolved,that national dues for active international members be increased to $80, and be it further
Resolved, that these dues increases will take effect beginning with the 2009 budget.

Action: The Chairman moves the adoption of 100-2007 with a recommendation to vote yes.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 



Resolution Number: 101RC-2007


Title:Communication of Predental Membership Status to Local Chapters and Compensation for Recruitment Thereof

Addresses Strategic Plan Goals:Membership and Chapter Development

Financial Impact:Minimal

Reference Committee Assignment:Membership

Sponsors: Brenon Farmer        University of Oklahoma

Board of Trustees Comments:

Reference Committee Comments:The Reference Committee recommends a yes vote.

Background: Chapters do not currently know who the predental members are and there is no incentive to seek out additional predental members

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, The Council on Membership shall investigate the best methods to distribute predental membership information to appropriate chapters with the following suggestions:

  • Change applications to allow predental students to select specific schools to which information would be distributed
  • Investigate possible financial compensation for predental recruitment efforts

 And be it further

Resolved, The Council on Membership shall report to the Board of Trustees at the 2008 Spring Leadership Conference.

Action:The Chairman moves the substitution of 101RC-2007 for resolution 101-2007.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 


Resolution Number:102RC-2007

Title:ADA dues incentives for ASDA members

Addresses Strategic Plan Goals: Membership benefits enhancement (Ranked #5)

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership

Sponsors: University of Louisville

Board of Trustees Comments:

Reference Committee Comments: The Reference Committee recommends a yes vote.

Background:A primary goal of the ASDA is to foster and facilitate an efficient and enthusiastic transition from student involvement to membership in the ADA and organized dentistry as a whole.  As it currently stands, there is no distinctive dues incentive for the transition to the ADA upon graduation for ASDA members.  Presently, the ADA offers the following incentives to all students regardless of membership in ASDA.

  • 1st year post graduation – free
  • 2nd year post graduation – 75% reduction
  • 3rd year post graduation – 50% reduction
  • 4th year post graduation – 25% reduction

This resolution aims to launch an investigation into increasing dues incentives for ASDA members to promote involvement in organized dentistry through ADA membership following graduation.

Furthermore, the ASDA recognizes that the ADA would have the direct benefit of increased market share of graduating dentists.  This would occur by taking advantage of the ASDA’s 87% market share of approximately 17,000 dental students.  A collaborative effort between the ASDA and the ADA to encourage a smooth and free transition is mutually beneficial.

This collaboration would decrease the marketing expenditures in both time and money for the ADA, while providing a huge incentive to be an ASDA member

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that Council on Membership shall investigate the best incentive to increase ADA membership in ASDA school members graduating dental school and residency programs, and be it further

Resolved, that Council on Membership is encouraged to collaborate with ADA Council on Membership, and ADA Office of Student Affairs for appropriate incentives. And be it further

Resolved, the following incentive structure is suggested:

  • 1st year post graduation – free
  • 2nd year post graduation – free
  • 3rd year post graduation – 50% reduction
  • 4th year post graduation – 25% reduction

And be it further

Resolved, that Council on Membership shall present findings to the 2008 House of Delegates.

Action: The Chair moves the substitution of 102RC-2007 for resolution 102-2007.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates

 


Resolution Number:200-2007

Title:CIF Definition

Addresses Strategic Plan Goal: #10 – Dental Education

Financial Impact:  None

Reference Committee Assignment:  Education & Licensure

Sponsors:Executive Committee

Board of Trustees Comments:  Board unanimously recommends a yes vote

Reference Committee Comments:

Background: The 2005 ADA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 20H amending the Association’s policy on the use of human subjects in examinations for the purpose of initial clinical licensure.

Resolved, that the Association supports the elimination of human subjects/patients in the clinical licensure examination process with the exception of the curriculum integrated format within dental schools, and be it further

Resolved, that the Association encourages all states to adopt methodologies for licensure that are consistent with this policy.

The principle change to the policy was the addition of the language endorsing the concept of the “curriculum integrated format” (CIF). Unfortunately, because no generally accepted definition of the CIF exists the mandate of the second resolved clause to encourage adoption of examinations “consistent with this policy” cannot be effectively implemented.

There are current examining bodies that have applied the term CIF to describe their examinations. However, while these examinations are temporally related to the curriculum, it is difficult to argue that they are truly integrated into the dental school curriculum. The typical arrangement of the examination under this format is that any typodont simulations and written examinations are available earlier in the final year of dental school, while the patient-based clinical examination is still offered only once at the end of the academic year. Unfortunately, because the clinical examination is left intact and unmodified, this format fails to address any of the concerns that led the Association to support the elimination of human subjects from the process of examination for the purposes of initial clinical licensure.

Last year, ASDA’s House of Delegates passed Resolution 205-2006 defining Curriculum Integrated Format as follows:

Resolved,that the American Student Dental Association present the following resolution to the American Dental Association’s House of Delegates:

Resolved,that the American Dental Association defines the curriculum integrated format of an examination for initial clinical licensure as one that, at a minimum, is designed to test competency standards defined by the State Board of Dental Examiners that have been accepted by the dental school’s curriculum committee and have been integrated into the predoctoral dental curriculum, and be it further

Resolved,that such an examination should be offered more than once during the final year of the pre-doctoral curriculum and successful performance should be a requirement for graduation.

ASDA’s delegation presented this definition as Resolution 34-2006 to the ADA House of Delegates.  After much debate, Resolutions 34-2006 and 34S-1-2006 were referred to the ADA’s Council on Dental Education and Licensure with a mandate to “develop a definition of Curriculum Integrated Format and the necessary steps from the communities of interest to implement such an evaluation and report back to the 2007 ADA House of Delegates.”  Through collaboration this year with the ADA Council, we believe that ASDA should revise our current definition of Curriculum Integrated Format and promote this improved definition to the 2007 ADA House of Delegates when the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure’s definition is before the ADA House of Delegates.  This definition will solidify our intent to develop an evaluation process that is truly integrated into dental school curriculum and is a requirement for graduation.  In addition, while ASDA still supports the elimination of live patients from the licensure process, we feel it is appropriate to add this definition of Curriculum Integrated Format to ASDA’s licensure policies. 

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA adds the following to its Licensure policy as L3 -  Definition of Curriculum Integrated Format: An initial clinical licensure process that requires candidates to successfully complete an independent clinical assessment prior to graduation from a dental education program accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.

If such a process includes patient care as part of the assessment, it should be performed by candidates on patients of record whenever possible, within an appropriately sequenced treatment plan.  In order to be integrated into the curriculum, the competencies assessed must be mutually accepted between the dental education program and the examining agency.

All portions of this assessment must be available three or more times during dental school.This ensures that patient care is accomplished within an appropriate treatment plan and allows candidates to remediate and retake any portions of the assessment, which were not successfully completed.  There must also be a defined mechanism within the dental education program curricula for remediation of students who fail any section of the assessment and be it further

Resolved, that ASDA further promote this policy at the ADA House of Delegates.

Action:  The chairman moves the adoption of 200-2007 with a recommendation to vote yes.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 


Resolution Number: 201RC-2007

Title: Incorporation of oral effects of methamphetamine use in dental school curricula

Addresses Strategic Plan Goals:  #12 - Advocacy for patients (access to care and care related volunteer service)

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsors: 2006-07 LGN, including Lindsey Krecko, Consultant on Legislation; Tim Levine, Eastern Regional Legislative Coordinator; Anahita Taraporewalla, Western Regional Legislative Coordinator; Anushka Refai, Central Regional Legislative Coordinator; Ryan Ritchie, Board Liaison; Abby Pershke; ADPAC Representative

Board of Trustees Comments: Board unanimously recommends a yes vote

Reference Committee Comments:

Background:  The use of the drug methamphetamine is on the rise in the United States. It is a highly addictive stimulant which poses serious health risks to the nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and wreaks havoc on the oral cavity. According to the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 12.3 million Americans age 12 and older had tried methamphetamine at least once in their lifetimes (5.2 percent of the population), with the majority of past-year users between 18 and 34 years of age. The number of meth users is on the rise and as a result, dentists have been seeing an increased number of patients with a particular pattern of rapidly-progressing rampant tooth decay known as “meth mouth.” Even dental students have encountered patients with meth mouth in our dental school clinics. This rampant decay has been attributed to the acidic nature of the drug, its xerostomic effects, extended periods of poor oral hygiene, and its tendency to cause intense cravings of cariogenic foods in people who use this drug. Since this is still a developing problem, it is important that as the future of the profession, dental students are educated and trained in order to best treat these patients.

The ADA has authored a bill called the “Meth Mouth Prevention and Community Recovery Act” with the goal of addressing this problem. If enacted, the ADA’s bill would provide for education for the public (especially children) about the harmful oral effects of methamphetamine use, enhanced training for dentists and staff to better identify and treat methamphetamine-dependent patients, and research examining all aspects of methamphetamine-related tooth decay.

HOD 70-1996 was passed by ASDA and deals with the effects of tobacco and alcohol on the mouth. The Council on the LGN believes that it is appropriate for ASDA to support the ADA’s meth mouth bill and feels that it is appropriate to add methamphetamine to HOD 70-1996 as a substance that warrants attention in dental school curricula.

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that HOD 70-1996 be amended as follows: Directed the association to work in conjunction with the ADA, AADS, and other pertinent health care organizations to establish curricula that requires competency in prevention, diagnosis, and management of oral cancer, and training in tobacco, alcohol, and methamphetamine use prevention and control, including substance abuse cessation and community-based prevention programs.

Action: The chairman moves the substitution of 201RC-2007 for 201-2007.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 


Resolution Number: 300RC-2007

Title:  Council Chairs and Council Members at Large

Addresses Strategic Plan Goals:  #7 – Governance Changes

Financial Impact:   None

Reference Committee Assignment:  Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors:  Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Comments:

Reference Committee Comments:  Committee recommends a yes vote on resolution 300RC

Background:  The strategic plan was set in place to provide a framework for the future of ASDA.  The Board of Trustees believes that in order to better utilize the skills and talents of our national leaders it is advisable to rename the consultant position as Council Chair.  This would include additional responsibilities such as chairing the Council for a specific area.  This would allow the national leader to direct their duties more conveniently and also allow the association to utilize the leader’s knowledge and expertise more effectively. 

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved,that Part V, Section 8 of the Bylaws be replaced with the following:

Section 8.  Council Chairs

A. Council Chairs
Active members of the Association may be appointed to serve as Chairs of Councils dedicated to various areas affecting dental student needs and interests.
B. Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Council Chairs will serve as chairs of their respective councils.
  2. Council Chairs will serve as research personnel in their respective areas for the Board of Trustees regarding Association business.
  3. Council Chairs will serve as advisors of operating Association programs whose   activities fall within their council’s area of responsibility.
  4. Council Chairs may serve as Association representatives for their assigned area of responsibility to professional and governmental agencies.
  5. Council Chairs are encouraged to assist the Association in identifying programs and developing policies to meet the needs and interests of dental students and the profession, as well as to identify areas where Association policy formation is needed.
C. Qualifications
  1. Active member of the Association.
  2. Individual who is interested in the goals and objectives of the Association, as well as the work of the specific council.
  3. Availability and willingness to carry out the duties and responsibilities.
D. Selection
  1. All Council Chairs shall be selected by the Board of Trustees.
  2. Any active member may nominate a qualified and interested candidate, or the individual member may apply for the position personally.
E. Term of Office
The term of office for each Council Chair will be determined by the Board of Trustees.
F. Vacancy
If a vacancy arises in a Council Chair position, the Board of Trustees may elect an Association member by simple majority vote to fill the position.
G. Removal from Office
If a Council Chair does not satisfactorily fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position, the Board of Trustees may, by two-thirds majority vote, remove that Council Chair from office.

and be it further

Resolved,that Part V, Section 9 of the Bylaws be replaced with the following, and the remaining sections renumbered:

Section 9. Council  Members-at-Large

A. Council Members-at-Large
Active predoctoral members of the Association may be appointed to serve as members of the Association’s Councils or Task Forces without holding a position that makes them an ex officio member.
B. Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Council Members-at-Large will perform whatever duties are required of them as members of a Council or Task Force. Specific duties will be defined by the Council or Task Force Chair.
  2. 2. Council Members-at-Large will have full rights of participation and voting on any Council or Task Force to which they are appointed.
C. Qualifications
  1. Active predoctoral member of the Association.
  2. Individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the Association and possess expertise of value to a Council or Task Force.
  3. Availability and willingness to carry out the duties and responsibilities.

D. Selection

  1. Council Members-at-Large will be appointed by the newly elected Executive Committee immediately following Annual Session. Appointees will have two weeks to accept their appointment and to forward to the Central Office a letter from their Dean indicating that they are in good academic standing.
  2. The Executive Committee may not appoint more than four (4) Council Members-at-Large without approval from the Board of Trustees to increase the number of appointments. 
E. Term of Duty
The term of duty for each Council Member-at-Large will be from the date of their appointment until the close of the following Annual Session.

Action:The Chairman moves the substitution of 300RC-2007 for 300-2007.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 


Resolution Number:301RC-2007

Title: ASDA Student Code of Ethics

Addresses Strategic Plan Goals: #7 – Governance Changes

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment:  Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors:  Executive Committee

Board of Trustees Comments:

Reference Committee Comments:  Committee recommends a yes vote on resolution 301RC

Background:  In June, the American Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, and American Dental Education Association hosted an Ethics Symposium to discuss how the future of dentistry can maintain ethical principles and integrity. The ASDA Executive Committee attended and participated in discussions revolving around unethical behavior among dental students.  In light of recent allegations of unethical behavior of students across the nation, the Executive Committee believes that it is appropriate to raise the awareness level among our members of the importance of ethical behavior.  ASDA currently has a Student Code of Ethics (2002) that all members are expected to adhere to.  We believe that the code adopted in 2002 should be reviewed to determine if any revisions are necessary.  References to the need for ethical behavior should be included in the ASDA constitution, and also be included on the ASDA membership application. 

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION 

Resolved, that the Bylaws, Part I – Membership include a Section 8 as follows:  Ethics – Members shall voluntarily abide by the ASDA Student Code of Ethics and be it further
Resolved, that the Membership Application include the following statement: Members shall voluntarily abide by the ASDA Student Code of Ethics as stated in Section 8 of the Bylaws and be it further
Resolved, that the current ASDA Student Code of Ethics (2002), Policy statement E-7 be referred to the Council on Membership for review and possible revision and be it further
Resolved, that the Council on Communications investigate the most effective means of publicizing and distributing the ASDA student Code of Ethics to all current ASDA members, and to all new ASDA members and be it further
Resolved, that the Council on Membership report recommendations to the 2008 House of Delegates.

Action:  The Chairman moves the substitution of 301RC-2007 for 301-2007.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 


Resolution Number: 302RC-2007

Title:  Collaborative Outreach Efforts with the SNDA Oral Cancer Walk

Addresses Strategic Plan Goal:  #12 Advocacy for Patients

Financial Impact:  None

Reference Committee Assignment:  Governance and Professional Issues 

Sponsors:  Marcus Johnson, NYU, Dr. Brooke Loftis, ASDA President, Dr. Rich Bauer, ASDA Vice President, and Marvin Baptiste, SNDA President

Board of Trustees Comments:

Reference Committee Comments:  Committee recommends a yes vote 302RC

Background: Oral cancer is attributed to over 8,000 deaths per year.  This devastating disease affects all populations; however oral cancer occurs twice as often within the African-American community when compared to other populations.  Over the past two years, the Student National Dental Association hosted an Oral Cancer Walk in an attempt to increase awareness about oral cancer, raise funds benefiting the disease, and outreach within the community.  ASDA recognizes the importance for this initiative and would like to further collaborate and support the effort in dental schools across the nation.  Each SNDA chapter is responsible for developing and promoting the program within their respective communities.  NYU College of Dentistry, founding school of the first SNDA Oral Cancer Walk under the leadership of Dr. Khadine Alston ‘06 collaborated with other student organizations including ASDA to improve the program’s success within the Harlem community.  This resolution aims to increase the awareness of the program among ASDA chapters and encourage collaboration with the SNDA on a local level to assist in achieving a successful outreach program that focuses on educating communities about oral cancer nationwide.

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association encourage local chapters to collaborate with local SNDA chapters if present to promote and raise awareness of oral cancer and develop an Oral Cancer Walk within their respective community, more specifically any community disproportionately affected by this disease and be it further

Resolved, that ASDA assist the SNDA in identifying schools that have the potential to develop an Oral Cancer Walk within their communities and be it further

Resolved, that this resolution be assigned to the Council on Professional Issues to identify chapters interested in this program.

Action:  The Chairman moves the substitution of 302RC-2007 for 302-2007.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 


Resolution Number: 303RC-2007

Title:  Continuing updates on Dental Insurance Networks

Financial Impact:  none

Reference Committee Assignment:  Governance and Professional Issues

 


Sponsors: Brant Arnold, 1st Delegate, Alabama, 5
  Eric Peterson, 2nd Delegate, Alabama, 5

 

Reference Committee Comments:  Committee recommends a yes vote on resolution 303RC

Board of Trustees Comments:                                               

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:

Background:  Over the past decade, insurance networks covering medical and pharmaceutical insurance have been gaining a monopoly in the fields of medicine and pharmacy.  More and more physicians are having their autonomy as doctors reduced by insurance companies who have been continually trying to consume a larger and larger patient base.  The problem with this is that they consume the patients, convince doctors to join their insurance network, and once a majority of physicians are in the network, the insurance company begins to dictate prices.  Typically, this dictation of prices means that reimbursements for doctors are reduced.

This situation is one of the major reasons that physician’s salaries continue to decline year after year while the cost of delivering health care continues to rise.  Many times, physicians even find themselves having to consult with insurance companies (a third party) before delivering the care that they think is best for their patients. 

The 2006 Resolution HOD302RC, “Investigation into how Insurance Networks affect Practicing Dentists,” addressed how insurance networks impact dentistry.  The response to that resolution was a Panel Discussion planned at this year’s Annual Session to help introduce this issue to the ASDA delegation.  This is a good start, however, there needs to be a consistent, yearly update to the interaction between practicing dentists and insurance networks.  If we just have a Panel Discussion this year, and don’t continue to address this issue on a yearly basis, ASDA delegations over the next few years will eventually become uninformed in regard to this huge topic that is affecting dentists out in practice.  This interaction between dentists and dental benefit plans is dynamic and requires continued updates via panels/forums, breakout sessions, article/series of articles in the newsletter, etc.  The purpose of this resolution is to make sure that the issues underlying this year’s Panel Discussion stay in front of future ASDA delegations so that they stay informed on this topic just as this year’s delegation will be.

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved,  that the Council on Professional Issues continue to provide updated information about the effect of dental provider plans on the dental profession, and be it further

Resolved, that the Council on Professional Issues analyze the results of the Dental

Benefits Panel Discussion and decide on the best methods to continue educating ASDA members on this issue, and be it further

Resolved, that the council findings be reported to the 2008 House of Delegates.

Action:  The Chairman moves the substitution of 303RC-2007 for 303-2007.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 


Resolution Number: 304RC-2007

Title: Pre-Specialty Ethical Peer Review

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment:   Governance and Professional Issues

 

Sponsors:

Key Sponsor: Patrick Waters Houston Western
  Kimberly Chan Illinois Central
  Peter Hammes Illinois Central

 

Reference Committee Comments: Committee recommends a yes vote on 304RC

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:  Advocacy and Representation

Background:  At present, there does not exist an adequate mechanism in which students are held accountable for their actions and ethical decisions by their peers.  Ethics should be shaped by those governed by that code, as opposed to an outside body.  Therefore, what better group to evaluate an individual’s ethics than the peers themselves?  Peers have seen each other placed in the same ethical situations and truly understand all the variables and pressures that play a role in making ethical decisions.  One’s present and past ethical decision-making is an appropriate predictor of how one will make ethical decisions in the future.  Peers are more adequately able to describe one’s character than a CV.  Deans, faculty, and staff are not always present; classmates are daily witnesses to one’s ethical decisions.  In order to encourage more ethical behavior among dental students towards patients and peers, a standardized peer review should be undergone by all dental students applying for specialty programs.  This would promote habitual ethical decision making due to the understanding that one shall be held accountable for one’s actions. 

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION 

Resolved, that ASDA investigate the feasibility of a peer review system among dental students at their school and be it further

Resolved, that this issue be referred to the Council on Professional Issues for further investigation

Action:  The Chairman moves the substitution of 304RC-2007 for 304-2007.

House Action:  The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

 


Resolution Number: 306RC-2007

Title: ASDA Recommendation for Dental School Ethics Committee

Financial Impact: Minimal

Reference Committee Assignment:  Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors:

 

  Name: Chapter: Region:
Key Sponsor: T.C. Hardy Tufts 1
  Wm. Stuart McKenzie Tufts 1

 

Reference Committee Comments:Committee recommends yes vote on 306RC

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:   Advocacy and Representation

Background:  In order to preserve the integrity of the dental profession, ASDA needs to be more proactive in addressing the ethical issues within dental schools.  Given recent publicity concerning unethical behavior within the dental school setting, new avenues for student communication amongst each other and with school administration should be established.  By setting up such a committee it is hoped that these issues can be addressed more openly and effectively.

Therefore be it 

RESOLUTION

Resolved,  that ASDA formulates a letter with recommendations to dental schools on forming a committee on ethics consisting of students, faculty, and school administration.  This committee will allow for open discussion of ethical issues and the promotion of professionalism within the school. 

Action: The Chairman moves the substitution of 306RC-2007 for 306-2007.

House Action:The resolution was adopted by the House of Delegates.

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