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OPT-In Code of Ethics

All of us, and every OPT-In Dental Advantage Dentist know that you, the patient, is the final judge of how we do. One way to make sure you receive the care you deserve is for your Dentist to live by a Code of Ethics that meets the very criteria we would want for ourselves and our families. Every OPT-In Dental Advantage Dentist has agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics, listed below. Be sure to tell us how we've done.

OPT-In Dental Advantage Code of Ethics

• Each patient will be treated with the respect, consideration, and care I would want for my family and myself

• I will always strive to provide dental care at a level of quality I would be proud to show another dental professional

• To the best of my ability, all diagnosis and treatment planning will represent actual clinical conditions and realistic treatment  options

• For patients with dental benefits, I will only bill insurance companies for treatment actually performed, with codes representing services truthfully provided

• I will faithfully provide patients with honest treatment options, providing easy to understand explanations regarding clinical benefits and expenses, and not use “up-selling” or “over-selling” tactics to take advantage of a patient’s lack of knowledge

• I will try to help patients fully understand the full range of expenses of their treatment, and provide written diagnosis and treatments upon their request

• I will always provide written second opinions, including findings and treatment options, at no charge, with the understanding that new x-rays and/or study models of teeth are a separate expense

• I will remain current with continuing education as required by the state I practice in

• I will provide all my patients with a dental emergency contact number

• My office staff will provide only those services allowed by law under my state's Dental Practice Act and/or Codes

•  I understand that adherence to this Code of Ethics, in addition to other generally accepted professional standards, is a mandatory part of Terms & Conditions of Use