Theory II

voluntary agreement to an action proposed by another


pt voluntary agreement to a tx plan after details of the proposed tx have been presented and comprehended by pt

informed consent

a pt decision to refuse recommended tx after all options, ptential risks and potential benefits have been thoroughly explained

informed refusal

to happen or take place between other events; to intervene as with a specific tx


to arrage in order of importance


a continuous or related series of things (such as dental hygiene interventions) following in a certain order or succession


sequential outline of the essential severices and procedures that must be carried out by the dentist, the dental hygienist and the pt to eliminate disease and restor the oral cavity to health and normal function

total treatment plan

the services within the framework of the total treatment plan to be carried out by the dental hygienist

dental hygiene care plan