The Dental Visit. About cost estimate, cancellation, payment and acceptance of treatment.

As a patient at the dentist, it is your choice whether you want to receive the treatment that the dentist recommends. Before you say yes or no to a treatment, you claim that the dentist tells about the treatment that goes beyond minor and routine treatments such as examination, dental treatment, local anesthesia, simple fillings and the like. When it comes to children under 15 years, it is the person who has custody, allowing for a treatment that goes beyond the smaller, routine treatments. This is what informed consent for dental treatment involving the law on patient rights before making their choice.

What should the dentist tell?

Your dentist will tell about the study, the disease, appropriate prevention, treatment options, risks and possible complications - even in the longer term. In addition, the dentist will tell you about other relevant factors, as the dentist deems that you are not familiar with, but which are important for the choice of treatment. The general rule is that the requirements for dentist information grows, the larger or riskier treatment. They also give a good dialogue a good result. The dentist must record in your journal what you have been told and what treatment you have selected or deselected. You have the right to read your dental records and get a copy, possibly for a fee.

The acceptance in the treatment

The law also says that consent to treatment can be done by either explicitly asks whether a particular treatment or as a tacit acceptance. In practice this means that you also have responsibility for ensuring that you know enough to make his choice. Therefore, one should ask the dentist until they are sure that you can make the choice. For example, says Health Act, no action shall be initiated or continued without the patient's informed consent unless otherwise provided by law or regulations established pursuant to law.

Dental cost estimates

For several years, patients have been entitled to cost estimates, if the share of expenses you have to pay exceeds a given amount. Schedule a treatment in which the bill subsequently will exceed this amount, it means that the dentist should disclose the expected cost, and without offering an itemized estimate that includes all the treatment necessary services including X-rays, anesthesia, etc, and then write in the journal that has offered Perspective. A treatment, which you can then choose to either accept or say no to. - Click and check Dental Fees and Prices >>

Offer appropriate by major treatment

Major treatments. With less frequent treatments may well be a good idea to get a quote from several dental clinics, as dentists often specialize in specific treatments such as implants, periodontal disease, surgery, anesthesia, dental direction etc, and therefore perhaps invested in training and special clinic equipment or has established a special agreement with the dental laboratory in combination with the offer of payment in installments, Dental Financing etc Factors that make a larger treatment may be performed at a lower price and better terms.

A good dialogue gives a good result

The success of treatment depends largely on the patient and dentist work together. Therefore it is important that you talk about reading and what you can or should do for a successful outcome. It is important, both before, during and after treatment. Also use the dentist's knowledge of the various solutions that are often a problem and keep your dentist informed about factors that may influence the treatment such as pregnancy, illness, stress, heredity etc. It says nowhere that we have a duty to it, but it's a good idea to do it. Talk to your dentist.

Payment for no-show at the dentist

Note that you must pay for no-show at the dentis. It is permissible to send a bill for a small amount of arrival from an agreed consultation. In dentists' agreement states that the consumer must take care to cancel. And no show is a real problem, as thousands upon thousands of patients each week absent from their agreement with the dentist.

Talk money with your dentist

Few know it, but actually, it pays to push the cost at the dentist when it comes to major dental treatments such as crowns, bridges, implants and orthodontic treatment. It shows both our experience and a study on the dental market, TNS Gallup conducted. Among others, it appears that 80 percent of those who had tried to push the price actually had a lower price or a better performance. It is clear also that 85 percent of the participants had never attempted to negotiate a lower price or a better performance at the dentist. 55 percent of study participants did not know that you can actually negotiate price with the dentist, 20 percent do not like to ask and are afraid of the dentist's response, while 15 percent fail to ask because they want to preserve the good relationship with the dentist. In summary, concludes that by major dental treatments are cheating themselves by not talking price with their own dentist or check alternative options. Be it alternative costs for the same treatment or alternative treatment options.

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