Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- You have a right to receive considerate, respectful and confidential treatment by your dentist and dental team.
- You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team.
- If asked to participate in clinical research, you have the right to refuse.
- You have a right to continuous and comprehensive care and to be informed of continuing dental care needs.
- You have a right to adequate time to ask questions and receive reasonable answers regarding your dental condition, treatment, procedure or operation plan for your care.
- You have a right to request and receive an itemized explanation of the cost of treatment.
- You have a right to an explanation of the purpose, probable results, alternatives and risks involved before consenting to a proposed treatment plan.
- You have a right to accept, defer, or decline any part of your treatment recommendations.
- You have a right to reasonable arrangements for dental care and emergency treatment.
- You have a right to expect the dental team members to use appropriate infection and sterilization controls.
- You have the responsibility to provide, to the best of your ability, accurate, honest and complete information about your medical history and current health status.
- You have the responsibility to report changes in your medical status and provide feedback about your needs and expectations.
- You have the responsibility to participate in your health care decisions and ask questions if you are uncertain about your dental treatment or plan.
- You have the responsibility to let us know of any changes to your address or phone number.
- You have the responsibility to keep your scheduled appointments.
- You have the responsibility for your actions if you refuse treatment or do not follow the prescripted treatment plan.
- You have the responsibility to assure that your financial obligations for health care received are fulfilled as promptly as possible.
- You will be required to present 5-Points of Identification (similar to the NJ Motor Vehicle's 6 Point ID Verification requirement) at the time you are registered for your initial screening appointment. Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.
Note: This document is distributed to each patient during the screening orientation.