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Patient Info, Medical History & Informed Consent

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Patient Info, Medical History & Informed Consent 2017-05-02T23:19:48+00:00

Patient Medical History Form

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Patient Information, Medical History, & Informed Consent

  • Patient Information

  • Insurance

  • Medical History

  • Has the patient ever had any of the following? Please mark yes or no.
  • Informed Consent

    Please check the allotted spaces to signify that you understand our policies and have thoroughly read through and understand each procedure. Initialing provides consent that if the procedure is needed as treatment for your child you understand and consent for the procedure to be performed here at Petaluma Kids Dental Care.
    I understand that if I do not provide a 48 hour notice prior to cancelling my child's appointment, or if my child misses an appointment without notifying the office a $50.00 missed appointment/ late cancellation fee may be assessed.
    I understand that my child will need dental cleanings every 6 months and an examination with Petaluma Kids Dental Care every 6-12 months. I understand that cleanings will consist of prophy fluoride treatment to strengthen the enamel on the teeth. If I chose to not have fluoride, I will let Petaluma Kids Dental Care know. Examinations may include periodic x-rays to check for cavities between the teeth.
    I understand that the doctor may need to inject a local anesthetic to numb the tissue around any tooth requiring treatment. The use of local anesthetic is necessary to control pain and discomfort during a dental procedure. Numbness may last for several hours following treatment and I understand that I must watch my child closely and follow all post-operative instructions to help prevent my child from biting his/her lip or tongue. Other risks associated with local anesthetic include possible allergic reactions, a black and blue mark at the injection site, indefinite numbness or the injected area, or heart palpitations.
    I authorize the doctor to administer by nose mask nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to my child during his/her dental treatment. Nitrous oxide is used to help my child relax and make him/her feel less anxious. It is possible that my child may experience nausea as a result of nitrous oxide.
    I understand that antibiotics and analgesics and other medications can cause allergic reactions causing redness and swelling of tissues, pain, itching, vomiting, and/or anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction)
    I have been advised by Petaluma Kids Dental Care that my child needs a filling. Silver amalgam restoration is an acceptable procedure according to ADA guidelines and, as such, is a treatment used by this office. The advantages and disadvantages of alternative materials will be explained to me.
    I have been made aware that my child needs to have a crown placed on one or more teeth. I understand that the doctor prefers to use stainless steel (silver) crowns because of their strength and reliability. As an option, I can request a white crown or ask that a white material be applied to the stainless steel crown (white facing), however, I must discuss this with Petaluma Kids Dental Care to see if my child is a good candidate. Such procedures cannot always be done successfully. If I request a white crown or white facing crown and the doctor agrees, any insurance benefit that my child has may not cover the procedure and I will be responsible for the charges personally. I will have the opportunity to see sample photographs and talk with the dentist.
    I understand that a pulpotomy is necessary when the decay in a tooth reaches the nerve. This procedure will prevent the tooth from becoming infected, or will help cure a tooth that is already infected. Doctors often refer to this procedure as a root canal on baby teeth. The procedure is successful 90% of the time. If the pulpotomy fails, I understand that the doctor may need to extract the tooth and place a space maintainer.
    Alternatives to removal of teeth have been explained to me (fillings, crowns, root canals) and I authorize the doctor to remove teeth as indicated in my child’s treatment plan. I understand that the tooth removal does not always cure infection, if present, and that additional treatment may be necessary. My child may experience pain, swelling, and bleeding as a result of the extraction(s). I will follow the post-operative instructions provided to me and agree to notify the office immediately if my child’s condition does not improve as expected.
    I have been informed that a space maintainer may be required when a baby tooth is lost before it is normally ready to fall out. The space maintainer holds the space open so that the permanent tooth will be able to come in properly. If the space maintainer is not placed in the mouth, the teeth could shift causing the permanent teeth to come into the mouth in a crooked manner. While the space maintainer will not guarantee straight teeth, I understand that not using one could result in a more difficult orthodontic problem that could be costly and take a longer time to fix. I agree to have impressions taken of my child’s mouth, having a space maintainer made and placed. I will have the opportunity to see samples of them and talk with Petaluma Kids Dental Care.
    I understand that during treatment it may be necessary to change or add procedures because of conditions found while working on the teeth that were not discovered during an examination. I give permission to Petaluma Kids Dental Care to make any/all changes or additions as necessary, after having been informed and in agreement to any and all changes.
  • I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE HAD ALL OF MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND PETALUMA KIDS DENTAL CARE’S POLICIES AND THE ABOVE CONSENT TO DENTAL TREATMENT AT THIS OFFICE.

    I hereby request and authorize Petaluma Kids Dental Care and her staff to perform dental work on my child for the purpose of attempting to approve appearance, function, and health of his/her mouth, teeth, bone, and tissue as explained above. The effect and nature of the procedures to be performed, and the risks involved as well as the possible alternative methods of treatment have been fully explained to me.

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