appendix B Consent Form: Dental Implant(s)
In order for me to make an informed decision about undergoing a procedure, I should have certain information about the proposed procedure, the associated risks, the alternatives, and the consequences of not having it. The doctor has provided me with this information to my satisfaction. The following is a summary of this information. This form is meant to provide me with the information I need to make a good decision; it is not meant to alarm me.
We believe that patients have a right to be informed about any treatment, but the law requires extensive disclosure of the risks of surgery and anesthesia, many of which are extremely unlikely to occur. These can be alarming for the patient. Please feel free to ask the doctor about the frequency of any risks or complications disclosed herein that might apply to you (based on our clinical experience and that of other oral surgeons and implantologists).