What Are Dental Consent Forms?

What Are Dental Consent Forms?

Dentists use dental consent forms to obtain consent from patients to perform a dental procedure, according to Dentistry IQ. The information contained on a consent form enables patients to make an informed decision, especially on complicated dental procedures.

The information on a dental consent form includes the reason the treatment is necessary and the mode of treatment, alternative treatments available, the benefits and risks involved, and the dentist performing the procedure, according to Dentistry IQ. It is necessary for a dentist, patient and a witness to date, time and sign the form. When a patient is unable to give consent, dentists obtain consent from a legally authorized person.