Upon completion of her DDS degree, Martha . . .enters into a verbal agreement with the principal dentist . . . After working at the practice for several months, Martha notices that her paycheques seem to be consistently smaller than expected . . . she sees that the office has not been collecting the twenty percent co-payment from the insured patients, and has been routinely writing this amount off . . . Her initial gut reaction is that the insured patients are benefiting from the practice, so maybe it’s not such a big deal. However, her recent education in dental ethics causes her to take a more reflective approach.
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