Patient Bill of Rights

The primary function of SFSC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic is to train students to perform dental hygiene services for patients in a professional, ethical, and legal manner. While doing this, we strive to provide services that will help all our patients attain and maintain good oral health in a caring atmosphere.

All patients treated in the Dental Education Center have the right to:

  1. Considerate, respectful, and confidential treatment
  2. A thorough assessment of your dental hygiene treatment needs
  3. Continuity and completion of treatment, in accordance with the center’s policies
  4. Access to complete and current information about your condition
  5. All needed treatment within the scope of the Dental Education Center
  6. X-rays or other relevant information sent to your private dentist in accordance with HIPAA regulations
  7. Informed consent for treatment
  8. Explanation of recommended treatment, treatment alternatives, expected outcomes of various treatments, and the risk of no treatment
  9. Refuse treatment
  10. Advanced knowledge of the cost of each treatment series
  11. Treatment that meets the standards of care in the dental profession
  12. Education that will enable you to maintain good oral health

Communicable Disease Policy as it Relates to Clinic Patients

SFSC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic places a high priority on the need to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. The clinic does not discriminate against persons utilizing our services, who have or are suspected of having a communicable disease, nor shall persons utilizing SFSC’s clinic be denied services, so long as there is no threat to the health and safety of students, staff, or others involved. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis following any procedures outlined by school policy.

It is the intention of the SFSC Dental Hygiene Clinic to promote the health and safety of its faculty, staff, and students. Toward this end, SFSC reserves the right to allow the administration to adopted regulations and procedures as needed.