Patients being treated at the SFSC Dental Hygiene Clinic can expect the following standard of care:
Patient must have an occlusal assessment which notes the occlusal classification, any anomalies, or parafunctional habits.
Patient must be informed of cost and educated about the individualized proposed treatment plan, rationale for the treatment appropriate for the level of care necessary.
Individualized oral hygiene instruction and education must be given appropriate for the patient’s oral conditions and taking into consideration the patient’s physical/mental limitations.
Patients who require addition comprehensive dental hygiene services must be informed about the specific treatment available, such as oral appliances, study models, tobacco cessation, home fluoride care, desensitizing agents, subgingival chemotherapeutics, nutritional counseling, and sealants (usually on elementary age children).
Patient must receive appropriate pain control measures including topical and local. Anxiety reduction procedures using education, operator confidence and reassurance of the patient are required. Post-operative instructions must be provided. Documentation of pain control is evidenced in patient chart.
Patient right to privacy and full disclosure of information about their treatment and medical history is respected.