What Are the Standards of an ADA Dentist?

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To make sure you have the best and most successful dental experience possible, dentists who are members of the American Dental Association work by five standards. Those standards are:

Respect a patient’s wants and needs
Your dentist will make sure you are involved in every decision regarding your treatment plan. That way you can be involved in the treatment decisions in a meaningful way. Also, because your dentist respects your wants and needs, you can expect privacy and confidentiality.

Do no harm
It’s your dentist’s job to keep you safe and healthy, which means that they needs to keep up with continuing education. That way they uses the latest technology and treatment available to give you the best oral health possible.

Do good
Your dentist will provide high-quality and timely dental treatment all while keeping your needs, desires, and values in mind. You will be treated and considered as an individual and your dentist will keep your best interest at heart.

Be fair
This ethic ensures that your dentist will provide dental care without discrimination or prejudice. Everyone is treated fairly regardless of race, religion, creed, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, and current health conditions.

Be truthful
Your dentist will work toward creating a relationship with each patient that is based on trust and honesty. With trust and honesty as a foundation, the dentist and patient can be partners, working toward to top-notch oral health together.

As you can see, dentists who are members of the ADA work hard to put the patient’s first and provide high-quality dental care. If you would like to know more about your dentist in Corvallis, Oregon, Dr. Glenn D. Balkins, Mark P. Swensen and Dr. Haslam, please call our office at 541-754-4017 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!