Codes of Ethics and Conduct in Dentistry


The privilege of being a dentist comes with a responsibility to society and to fellow members of the profession to conduct oneself in a highly ethical manner. California Dental Association (CDA) members agree to abide by the tenets embodied in the American Dental Association (ADA) Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct (ADA Code) and CDA Code of Ethics. Learn more by familiarizing yourself with the codes of ethics adopted by the CDA and the ADA.

CDA Code of Ethics adopted by the California Dental Association House of Delegates, November 2017.

ADA Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct adopted March 2023.