Consent in Oral Surgery: a Guide for Clinicians

Consent in Oral Surgery: a Guide for Clinicians
Mohammed M Dungarwalla, Edmund Bailey
Dental Update, 17 February 2020; 47(2)
Abstract
The consent process remains a pillar of excellent clinical care. The changes in the law after the Montgomery ruling in 2015 has changed the shape of consent, and now, taking adequate consent can be extensive and sometimes confusing for clinicians and patients. Dentists are sometimes faced with the unenvious task of weighing up what patients should know versus what they want to know. This paper aims to describe the consent process for more common oral surgical procedures, helping clinicians to allow their patients to make informed decisions.

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