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19
OCT
2012

DENTAL PATIENT RIGHTS IN ONTARIO

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  1. You have the right to considerate, compassionate and respectful care.
  2. You have the right to current information on all your dental health problems concerning diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and estimated treatment costs in a language you can understand and comprehend enough to give informed consent prior to the treatment.
  3. If this information cannot be given to you due to your age, condition or otherwise, you have the right to have such information provided to a guardian/care-giver or an appropriate person on your behalf.
  4. You have the right to refuse treatment for any reason, after you have been informed of the possible consequences of this decision.
  5. You have the right to privacy and confidentiality. All case discussions, examinations, and treatment records will be held confidential except when appropriate consent is given.
  6. You have the right to expect that the dental care treatment given to you meets the standards of care with the Ontario Dental Care Association.
  7. You have the right to expect prompt and continuing care.
  8. You have the right to emergency dental care as needed.
  9. You have the right to receive an itemized total bill of dental treatments delivered to you.
  10. You have the right to information on the sterilization protocol and academic credentials.
  11. You have the right to seek a second opinion.
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