Presented by: Greg Anderson
Professional, ethical and legal responsibilities require that a complete chart and record documenting all aspects of each patient’s dental care be maintained. A detailed chart accurately records the patient’s dental condition when first presenting at the office, assists and supports a proper diagnosis and treatment planning, and provides a clear description of the patient’s ongoing care. Good records are also the dentist’s best defence in the event of a formal complaint or lawsuit. In this presentation, RCDSO representatives offer guidance and practical advice in understanding the dental record keeping requirements in Ontario.