Communication and Decisions

Bayside Oral Surgery respects each patient’s right to receive adequate information to make informed decisions regarding their health and healthcare.

Consequently, all staff shall continually demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with accessible and understandable information about their treatment and treatment options, including costs, proposed medications and risks involved.

This will include maintaining suitable evidence that patients are fully informed about their proposed treatment and have been a partner in the development of their treatment plan.

  • We do expect patients to actively participate in choices and decisions about their dental needs and appropriate treatment(s).
  • For extensive treatment plans we also encourage a patient to involve their family or carer in the decision making process.