Five Steps to Safer Dental Care

QualityTool

Five Steps to Safer Dental Care

Description

This brochure offers suggestions to help patients improve the quality of their dental care.

This brochure presents the following five steps:

  1. Be an active member of your dental care team
  2. Tell your dentist about medical problems, medications, allergies, or bad reactions you have had in the past
  3. Talk openly with your dentist and the dental team about your care and treatment choices
  4. Make sure that when you need dental care, you and the dentist agree on what is going to be done during the appointment
  5. Know what you should and should not do at home, how to take your medicines, and when to return for followup care

Developer:

Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Patient Safety Program

Funding Sources:

Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Patient Safety Program

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: January 2006
Last Updated: 05/05/08

Disclaimer: The inclusion of a tool in the Innovations Exchange does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or Westat of the tool or of the submitter or developer of the tool. Read more.

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.