Ethics Resources

The ADA Ethics Hotline — 800.621.8099 — is a service available to members of the ADA. This member service is designed to assist new dentists and other members in managing ethical challenges that may arise in day to day practice. The Ethics Hotline is not a legal resource but rather a service for helping to resolve ethical dilemmas much like an ethics consult service. Callers will be matched with a member of the Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs who will arrange to call the member at a mutually agreeable time to discuss the dilemma and offer resources that may assist in resolving the dilemma. You should expect to receive a response within 2-3 business days. 

For a local, SVDA resource for Ethics questions, please contact Dr. Jamie Clark via email or phone at 540.464.8700. Dr. Clark is the SVDA's representative to the Virginia Dental Association's Ethics Committee. Dr. Clark is a confidential resource who can help answer questions and point you in the right direction for additional information. She will also respond to any request within 2-3 business days.

If you are not receiving a timely response and would like assistance, please contact McKenzie Wells at or ​540.649.5355 and she will follow up with the appropriate party to ensure you are connected with a resource as soon as possible. You will not be required to provide any details regarding your Ethics query and your request for assistance will be kept strictly confidential.