PATIENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: COVID-19 PANDEMIC EMERGENCY DENTAL RISK

Please PRINT AND FILL OUT THIS FORM  below, and initial or sign in all areas indicated.

I understand the novel corona virus causes the disease known as COVID-19 and that it is currently a pandemic.
I understand that the novel corona virus virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be contagious. For this reason, I understand that the federal and provincial authorities have recommended that Ontarians stay home and avoid close contact with other people when at all possible. 

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I understand the federal and provincial authorities have asked individuals to maintain social distancing of a least
two (2) meters (six (6) feet) and I recognize it is not possible to maintain this distance while receiving dental treatment.

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I understand that oral surgery/dental procedures can create water and/or blood spray, which is one way that the novel corona virus can spread.

I understand that the ultra-fine nature of the spray can linger in the air for minutes to sometimes hours, which can transmit the novel corona virus.

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I understand that due to the visits of other patients, the characteristics of the novel corona virus, and the characteristics of dental procedures, that I have an elevated risk of contracting the novel corona virus simply by being in the dental office.

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I agree to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire as required by the Ministry of Health.

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If I received COVID-19 test results in the past three (3) months, the last results I received were negative. (initial) If applicable, approximate date of test:  ––––––––––––––––

I confirm that I am not waiting for the results of a test for COVID-19.  ––––––––––––(initial)

I confirm that this is not currently a period during which public health authorities required I self-isolate for 14 days.

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I verify the information I have provided on this form is truthful and complete. I knowingly and willingly consent to have emergency surgical/dental treatment completed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIGNATURE OF PATIENT, PARENT, or GUARDIAN                                                      Date

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