Committee members are responsible for addressing ethical concerns on a component level in an attempt to resolve issues before they are referred to the state level. Members also work to educate their component members about the ADA’s Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and write articles for the Virginia Dental Journal.
Committee Members are appointed by their Component Society to serve a four-year term. The Committee meets once annually in person at the January Committee Meetings and then conference calls are held in the evenings when necessary at the discretion of the Chair.
Many component societies have a local ethics committee, which can be a great way to start involvement. Reach out to your component Ethics Committee member to see how you can be of help on the local level.