Consent for dental therapy in severely ill patients.


Delirium, dementia, or depression is frequently seen in association with severe medical illness. Usually transient, it is precipitated by the stress of systemic illness and the medications used to treat the underlying disease. Unrecognized, it may invalidate the informed consent required for the provision of emergency dental care services.

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@article{Friedlander1988ConsentFD, title={Consent for dental therapy in severely ill patients.}, author={A. H. Friedlander and Mark J Mills and Jeffrey Cummings}, journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology}, year={1988}, volume={65 2}, pages={179-82} }