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Patient Bill of Rights

The faculty, staff, and student dentists strive to provide our patients with dental treatment that meets or exceeds the current standards of care for the dental profession in a considerate, respectful and professional manner. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, gender, national origin or disability.

At Marquette University School of Dentistry, as a patient, you have the right to:

  • Receive an explanation of recommended treatment,
    treatment alternatives, the option to refuse treatment, the risk of
    no treatment, expected outcomes of various treatments, and the
    estimated cost and approximate length of time necessary for
    continuity and completion of treatment prior to giving informed
  • Have access to complete and current information about your
  • Inspect your own dental record, which is confidential and may
    not be shared or transferred without your consent except as
    allowed under HIPAA Regulations.
  • Discuss any concerns with your student, a faculty member or
    the Office of the Clinic Director. If you decide not to seek
    treatment, the consequences of non-treatment will be explained
    to you.
  • Have access to available emergency dental care.
  • Dental treatment that meets or exceeds the current standards of care for the dental profession.
  • Receive treatment in an environment that adheres to OSHA,
    CDC and ADA recommendations and guidelines for infection
    control procedures. Standard Precautions are utilized to minimize
    the possibility of disease transmission and maintain the health
    and well-being of all patients and personnel.

Patient Responsibilities

As a patient of record you are responsible for:

  • Providing accurate and complete medical and dental histories.
  • Following recommendations and advice in an agreed upon, prescribed course of treatment.
  • Making it known that you clearly understand the planned course of treatment and what is expected of you before treatment is begun.
  • Your actions and any negative outcomes if treatment is refused or instructions and/or advice are not followed.
  • Providing detailed and timely information regarding any changes in your health or medical condition that could affect your dental treatment.
  • Providing accurate and timely information regarding your abilities to meet the financial obligations agreed upon for dental treatment at Marquette University School of Dentistry.
  • Demonstrating respectful behavior towards all members of the Dental Clinic community which will allow for the delivery of quality dental treatment.