• Wake Dental Care - COVID-19 Consent

  • Currently there is some increased risk associated with in-office evaluation and treatment during
    the COVID pandemic. These risks include:
    • Exposure to other patients
    • Exposure to healthcare staff
    • Exposure to healthcare facilities
    Patients in the following categories and with the following health conditions are at greater risk:
    • Asthma
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Diabetes
    • Serious heart disease/conditions
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Severe obesity
    • Age 65 or older
    • Nursing home or long-term care facility residents
    • Immunocompromised or immune suppressed patients
    • Liver disease
    • Pregnancy
    If you have one or more of these problems, you may be at greater risk for contracting COVID. If
    you contract COVID, you may be at greater risk to develop complications, including serious
    complications, possibly leading to hospitalization and, in rare situations, death.

  • Alternative Evaluation and Treatment Choices

  • There are alternative means of evaluation and treatment that may be appropriate for you. These
    alternatives include:
    • Phone evaluation
    • Telehealth/Teledentistry evaluation via video
    These alternatives may or may not be appropriate for you depending on your specific problem
    and underlying health conditions. If remote assessment and treatment are not sufficient, your
    doctor will attempt to answer questions and explain why an in-office evaluation is recommended
    in your circumstance.

  • More Facts

  • Medical staff and office personnel may help your doctor during intake, evaluation and treatment. They will follow state laws and current recommendations from local, state and national health officials related to screening patients for alternative means of evaluation and performance of in office assessments and care. Although we are taking steps to reduce risks, we cannot completely eliminate these risks, especially for higher risk patients.

  • Consent to Treatment