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Patient Rights and Responsibilities

All patients of record are entitled to:

  • information concerning their current dental health.
  • a clear explanation of recommended treatment, alternatives that may be available, and the consequences of no care.
  • quality of care equal to the standards of care of the profession.
  • advance knowledge of the estimated cost of treatment.
  • treatment provided with respect, consideration and confidentiality.
  • ask questions about their treatment.
  • give consent for procedures to be performed.
  • confidentiality about their medical/dental health and information contained in their patient record.
  • emergency care provided either at the School of Dentistry or at a designated off campus site after hours.
  • incremental treatment with the ultimate goal of total care.
  • access to a patient advocate.

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