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Implied Consent

Type of consent in which the patients actions indicates consent for treatment

Implied Contract

contract that is not established by words but established by actions

Informed Consent

Permission granted by a patient after he or she is informed about the details of a procedure

Written Consent

Consent that involves a written explanation of the diagnosis, prescribed treatment and reasonable expectations about treatment


License to practice in aspecific state


Professional negligence

Patient Of Record

individual who has been examined and diagnosed by the dentist and has a planned treatment


System that allows individuals in one state to obtain a license in another state without retesting

Standard Of Care

Level of knowledge, skill, and care comparable with that of other dentists who are treating similar patients under similar circumstances

State Dental Practice Act

Document of law that specifies legal requirments for practicing dentistry in a particular state

Statutory Law

Law enacted by legislation through U.S congress, state legislature, or local legislative bodies

Tort Law

Involving an act that brings harm to a person or damamges to property

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