Our practice responsibility
A patients’ medical history enables the dentist to obtain information necessary to provide safe and individualised care. It is for your own safety and as part of the Australian Dental Regulations that a thorough medical history is taken.
A medical history helps to identify conditions relevant to your dental health or which could have an impact on how treatment is carried out.
Information about certain medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, allergies or heart disease could be vital if a medical emergency occurs in the dental practice.
Patients’ quite often do not realise that a straight forward procedure can have serious medical implications if they have not informed their dentist of specific medical conditions.
Under the Australian Dental Association, we are required to have updated medical history every 12 months.
Please be assured that all information is kept strictly confidential and is not used outside the dental office without your permission. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call and speak to our friendly staff.