NBDE Part I Dental Ethics MCQ With Answer Key

Question 6: Which of the following statement is CORRECT according to CODE OF DENTAL ETHICS

A. Have the general obligation to provide care to those in need.

B. Shall be obligated to make reasonable arrangements for the emergency care of their patients of record.

C. Not refuse to accept patients into their practice or deny dental service to patients because of the patient’s race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.

D. All of the above.

Answer & Explanation

Answer: [D]


Question 7: Which principle in the dental ethics expresses that dentists have a duty, to be honest, and trustworthy with patients?

A. Veracity

B. Autonomy

C. Justice

D. Beneficence

Answer & Explanation

Answer: [A]


Question 8: Which principle in the dental ethics expresses the concept that professionals have a duty to protect the patient from harm?

A. Beneficence

B. Veracity

C. Non-maleficence

D. None of the above

Answer & Explanation

Answer: [C]


Question 9: Which of the following disciplinary penalty can be imposed on a dentist found guilty of unethical conduct which consists of a disciplinary sentence written to express severe criticism?

A. Suspension

B. Censure

C. Probation

D. Revocation of license

Answer & Explanation

Answer: [B]


Question 10: Which of the statement is CORRECT

A dentist can use only degrees he/she has earned on the prescription pads or letterhead.

A dentist is not allowed to advertise unearned degrees as titles to enhance prestige like various memberships.


A. Both statements are CORRECT

B. Both statements are INCORRECT

C. The first statement is CORRECT, the second is INCORRECT

D. The first statement is INCORRECT, the second is CORRECT

Answer & Explanation

Answer: [A]

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