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Medical History Recordkeeping

To allow for the provision of safe dental care, dentists must ensure that all necessary and relevant medical information is obtained prior to initiating treatment. This information should be collected systematically, recording the patient’s present state of health and any serious illnesses, conditions or adverse reactions in the past that might affect the dental management of a patient.

We have published Guidelines on Dental Recordkeeping, which includes a sample medical history questionnaire.

The College also produced the Medical History Recordkeeping Guide, which includes additional supporting materials for this key area of dental practice, including: