This inaugural issue of the Practice Management eBulletin describes AAO resources that help address challenges associated with the informed consent process
This issue of the Practice Management eBulletin will describe AAO resources that help address challenges associated with the informed consent process like those listed below:
♦ “Our practice methods and clinical technologies, as well as our patient demographics have all changed during the past year. How can we insure that our informed consent process is keeping pace with all of this change?”
♦ “We worry that some patients and parents do not pay adequate attention to the information in our informed consent forms prior to signing. We would like to reduce the risk of potential legal scenarios by ensuring the patients truly understand what they are signing.”
♦ “We want to ensure that our informed consent process is thorough, but it is very time-consuming to cover everything! And of course, if we inadvertently miss something, that could result in a problem with the patient. Does the AAO have any tools to help?”
AAO Resources Can Help
● The AAO’s comprehensive collection of informed consent form templates covers periodontic concerns, imaging, impacted teeth, TADs, treatment with bisphosphonates, use of lasers and refusal of progress records. The general informed consent form is available in English and Spanish.
Learn More or Download Forms
(Scroll down the page to the Informed Consent section.)
● The AAO’s Informed Consent video is a professionally prepared video that covers multiple aspects of informed consent of which patients should be aware.
View the Informed Consent Video
● The upcoming webinar by Dr. Eric Ploumis, “Emerging Technologies, Emerging Risks: Legal Considerations in Utilizing New Technology in the Orthodontic Office” will include information about what type of informed consent is required when using new technology in orthodontic practice.
Learn More and Register for the February 12 or the February 17 Webcast (Fee: $50 Per Office)
● The risk management article on aaoinfo.org, “An Informed Consent Review: Obtain Informed Consent Before Beginning Treatment,” provides an overview of how informed consent impacts the legal process if a malpractice suit is filed.
View the Article