Virtue ethics in dentistry - a model for developing virtuous dental practitioners




virtuous character, clinical skills


There is a renewed appreciation of the contribution of virtue ethics in clinical healthcare practice, including dentistry. This interest in virtue ethics highlights the limitations of
only focusing on the development of clinical skills and competence or mere adherence to a set of ethical rules and guidelines. There is also a growing interest and appreciation that an equally important and integral aspect of dental practice is the development of a virtuous character. From this virtue ethics perspective, a virtue is an haracter, a disposition, well entrenched in its possessor.


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How to Cite

Miniggio, . H. D. ., Motloba, P. D., & Wareham, . C. S. . (2021). Virtue ethics in dentistry - a model for developing virtuous dental practitioners. South African Dental Journal, 76(5), 290–293.