Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities | BridgeValley

 

 

Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities

All patients treated by students and faculty in the Department of Dental 

Hygiene have the right to:

  • Considerate, respectful and confidential treatment.
  • Continuity and completion of treatment.
  • Access to complete and current information about his/her condition.
  • Informed consent including explanation of recommended treatment, treatment alternatives, the option to refuse treatment, the risk of notreatment and expected outcomes of various treatments.
  • Treatment that meets the standard of care in the profession.

All patients treated by students and faculty in the Department of Dental Hygiene are expected to:

  • Respond honestly and thoroughly to all inquiries regarding oral and general health status.
  • Maintain a professional patient, student, and faculty member relationship free of unnecessary or unwelcome physical, verbal or 
  • electronic contact.
  • Follow treatment recommendations to attain and/or maintain optimum oral and general health.
  • Keep scheduled appointments so that students’ grades and the patient’s oral health are not jeopardized.