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Guest Lecture: 'Dental professionalism in the digital age: lessons from the online world
This talk reports on the impact that digital technologies, including social media, are having on the understanding and practice of dental professionalism in the 21st century. Using real-life examples of the online activities of some dental and medical professionals, I will illustrate how the ubiquity of social media, the blurring of the offline/online distinction and the ready availability of personal information online challenges the contemporary practice of professionalism. These digital vignettes will also reveal the ethical and legal implications of many online activities. Some implications for the teaching and learning of professionalism will also be considered.