12620 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029

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Dental Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As the leading dentist in Clarksville, Maryland, Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry takes very seriously issues such as our ethics, and for you, the rights and even the responsibilities you have as a patient. Learn more below:

Dental patients have many different rights:

  • To choose your own dentist, and find a dentist which works for you and your family, and to know the education and training of your dentist and his or her staff members.
  • To actually see the dentist each time you receive treatment.
  • To ask questions and receive answers on your treatments and conditions, and to accept, defer or decline any or all treatments.
  • To learn about the dental team believes is the best treatment, and to seek out other alternative treatments, and to know the reasoning, the expected results, the alternatives and the risks of all treatments received or offered.
  • To obtain upfront the cost of treatment.
  • To be treated with all proper standards for sterilization to prevent infection.
  • To receive respectful and confidential treatment.
  • To receive reasonable arrangements for emergency treatment.
  • To be informed of continuing health care needs.
  • To inquire about processes for mediating disputes about treatment.

However, dental patients also have many different responsibilities:

  • To provide accurate, honest and complete information on medical history and current health, and to report changes and feedback.
  • To ask questions if there's any uncertainty about treatment or conditions, and acknowledge the benefits and potential risks of treatment options and alternatives.
  • To keep schedule appointments and be available for treatment.
  • To follow proper at-home dental prevention tips for oral hygiene and health.
  • To assure your financial obligations for dental treatment are fulfilled.

The American Dental Association and its member dentists and dental practices, including Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, continue to lead the fight for patient rights. Important areas of concern moving forward include coverage for freestanding dental plans, patient choice, and health plan accountability.

The Affordable Care Act should also make affordable dental care available to many new patients, including children, for whom coverage was not previously available or accessible.

We take our responsibilities, and your rights, for seriously. For any more information, contact Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Clarksville, Maryland at 410.531.5639 or fill out our online contact form today.