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Medical clearance

My current doctor hardly ever requires medical clearance prior to treatment. Our previous doctor asked for medical clearance almost every condition. Some patients have multiple health conditions and I think medical clearance might be a good idea. Most have to schedule treatment for a later date anyway. For what conditions do your office get prior medical clearance?



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I agree with Kara. Also, you can request medical clearances on your own without needing to clear it with your dentist. You have a license to protect and you may ask for any and all clearance you deem necessary for any pt of record.

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Generally speaking here is a list: bleeding problems, cardiac problems, cardiovascular problems, central nervous system problems, diabetes, immunosuppression, infectious diseases, kidney problems, liver problems, pregnancy, and prosthetic joints. When in doubt it never hurts to contact a patient’s physician or surgeon. Here is a good link that goes into more detail on the list: http://dental.pacific.edu/Documents/dental_prof/Medically_Complex.pdf

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