COLLEGE OF
DENTURISTS OF ONTARIO

Regulating the profession of Denturism since 1973

PATIENT MANAGEMENT

ADVISE AND DISCLOSURE

PURPOSE OF THE STANDARD
The purposes of the standard is to ensure patients receive an appropriate evaluation from their history, examination and assessment/diagnostic procedures as a prerequisite for the delivery of removable dental prosthesis.

DESCRIPTION OF THE STANDARD
Where an assessment/diagnosis is made; the following must be communicated:

  1. Treatment plan; and
  2. Prognosis, and when treatment is completed, post insertion education; and
  3. Fees

REFERRAL PROCEDURE
When a treatment plan cannot be completed without a referral, the procedure must be communicated to the patient and recorded in the patient file. All documentation received from other attending or consulting professionals shall be maintained with the patient file.

SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Treatment provided shall at all times fall within the legislated parameters of professional and individual competency boundaries of the member/practitioner based upon personal skill, knowledge and training.

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
Consequences of non-compliance to this standard may lead to patient confusion, member inconvenience and ultimately legal implications.

PATIENT RECORDS

Please refer to the Standard of Practice: Record Keeping.