Patients and dental professionals may sometimes have different expectations as to the outcome of treatment. A key step is to make sure that the patient has realistic outcomes regarding the treatment having an open and honest conversation.

Dental informed consent

Why Should I Sign a Consent or Treatment Plan?

Usually after you have your initial visit, if you need extensive treatment you dentist will present you a treatment plan.

Your treatment plan usually includes the dental services recommended by your dentist. Also, insurance expectations (if applicable) and out of pocket costs are outline.

It is highly recommended that you pay attention and read carefully all details of your treatment plan and please don’t hesitate in asking any questions you might have before signing. Your full understanding is crucial to manage your expectations.

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Written Consents

You dentist must have your written consent to perform any dental procedure, in case of a minor the legal guardian will be the one signing the consent. Depending on state laws this consent can be written or verbal.

Obtaining patients informed consent is customary for dental clinics, so please don’t be surprised when you have to sign it before any treatment. This is for your protection and benefit.

Elements of a Consent

1. The consent must relate to the treatment
2. The consent must be informative
3. The consent must be given prior to treatment and signed voluntarily
4. The consent must not be obtained through misrepresentation or fraud

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Private Information

A record of your medical history, recommended treatment, completed treatment, questions asked and how they were addressed, etc. are all documented in your patient chart.

We also keep all your signed written consents and radiographs so you can request access to them at anytime. A patient must give written consent to release information since this is private information between the patient and the dentist.

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