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
- 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.