The Dentist’s Pledge
I, (dentist’s name), as a member of the dental profession, shall keep this pledge and these stipulations.
I understand and accept that my primary responsibility is to my patients, and I shall dedicate myself to render, to the best of my ability, the highest standard of oral health care and to maintain a relationship of respect and confidence. Therefore, let all come to me safe in the knowledge that their total health and well-being are my first considerations.
I shall accept the responsibility that, as a professional, my competence rests on continuing the attainment of knowledge and skill in the arts and sciences of dentistry.
I acknowledge my obligation to support and sustain the honor and integrity of the profession and to conduct myself in all endeavors such that I shall merit the respect of patients, colleagues and my community. I further commit myself to the betterment of my community for the benefit of all of society.
I shall faithfully observe the Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct set forth by the profession.
All this I pledge with pride in my commitment to the profession and the public it serves.
Source: ADA Current Policies