Patient Rights & Responsibilities

06Sep07

Patient Bill of Rights

• Be treated with courtesy, respect, and confidentiality.
• Be treated without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
• Be given complete and current information about your dental condition and treatment.
• Know about treatment recommendations and estimated cost of treatment.
• Be informed about treatment alternatives, the advantages and disadvantages of each as well as the risks of treatment.
• Expect treatment that meets the standard of care in dentistry including the use of appropriate infection controls.
• Know the education and training of and what professional laws and ethics apply to members of your dental team.
• Know what policies apply to your acceptance as a patient and to your continuance in care.
Continuous and comprehensive dental care and emergency treatment.
• Have access to a patient advocate.

Patient Responsibilities

• Give 24-hour notice for appointment cancellations.
• Provide payment on day treatment is rendered.
Comply with our recommendations for improving your oral health.
Arrive on time for scheduled appointments. And be able to stay for the duration of the appointment.
• Notifying the student dentist regarding any changes in health status, insurance coverage, or contact information.
• Address concerns with Group Practice Administrator.
Failure to comply may result in discharge from the clinic

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