Risk Focus: Informed Consent in Dentistry

Informed consent is a foundation of patient engagement and patient-centered care. True informed consent is not merely a signed form; rather, it is a process of educating a patient about treatment options and potential outcomes.

This program examines the importance of informed consent in dentistry and how lack of an appropriate informed consent process can lead to increased frequency and severity of malpractice claims. The role of dentists in, and the essential elements of, the informed consent process are discussed. The provision of an informed consent checklist and review of case scenarios involving lack of or ineffective informed consent also are included in this program.

In need of CDE?

Earn CDE credits by taking our Risk Focus: Informed Consent in Dentistry course. You’ll learn even more about how to manage your risk and it only takes around 30 minutes.