Responsibilities as a Patient

As a patient or the parent of a patient in our programs, your responsibilities are:

To share honestly and completely information about your medical and dental history, previous illnesses, hospitalizations, exposure to communicable diseases, information about medications you are taking, allergies, and your current medical care.

To let us know when there are changes in your general health condition, and when you experience unusual discomfort or complications following a treatment procedure.

To ask questions so that you can better understand the nature of your dental condition and the treatment provided.

To follow the instructions you are given, be available for services you need, and keep your scheduled appointments, and make payments for the service rendered (as indicated in fee schedule and at the time of service or prior to the service for a few procedures).

To be available at least one half-day a week, starting at either 9:00 a.m. for a morning appointment or 1:00 p.m. for an afternoon appointment, and if you are the parent of a patient under the age of 13 to be available during the entire treatment appointment(s).

To give at least 24 hours notice for an any cancellations for appointments.

To be prompt in attendance for you or your child's dental visit.

To provide complete information about your dental insurance.

To seek routine care from another source (such as dentist in private practice), once the course of treatment prescribed and recall is complete. You may, of course, seek rescreening here later.

To be considerate and respectful of other patients, students, faculty and staff of the School.