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Consent – Dental Protection Part 5


Most children eventually reach an age where they can grasp relevant facts about their body and about proposed treatment to it. They can give consent to treatment, but the degree of understanding can vary in relation to the complexity of the treatment envisaged. A few children are never, even when adulthood is reached, capable of properly understanding the information given to them and must therefore be considered incapable of giving consent. Continue reading

Implanted Pacemaker Dental Precautions

The implantation of a pacemaker can affect your ability to safely undergo various medical tests and procedures. Dental procedures, X-rays, MRI’s, CAT scans, bone density tests, mammograms and ultrasounds can affected pacemakers because of the reaction of the energy waves involved in the tests and the electronic components of the pacemaker. Continue reading