Your dentist is the best source of information about
your dental health and wants you to feel comfortable about your dental
care. You have the right to ask questions. As an informed dental
patient, you also have important rights.
You have a right . . .
To know in advance the type of treatment that will be provided and the expected cost of treatment.
- To expect dental team members to use appropriate infection controls.
be informed about treatment alternatives and to be told in easily
understood language about the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- To accept, defer or decline any part of your treatment recommendations.
- To know the education and training of your dentist and dental team members.
- To know what professional rules, laws and ethics apply to your dentist and dental team.
- To receive considerate and respectful treatment.
- To receive reasonable emergency care from your dentist.
- To mediate disputes about your treatment with an impartial mediator.
- To choose your own dentist.
in turn, have a responsibility to ask questions if you are uncertain
about your dental treatment, to keep your scheduled appointments, to be
available for treatment upon reasonable notice, and to adhere to
regular home oral health routines.