Informed Consent in Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery


Informed consent involves more than a patient signing a form. This On demand course provides learners with the knowledge to enact an informed consent process based on best practices. The course explains the essential elements of an effective informed consent process, and how a patient-centered approach helps patients and/or family members to fully understand and make decisions about their treatment. Attention is given to recognizing who is eligible to give consent for a minor’s treatment, and under what conditions a minor can give consent for their own treatment. Case examples are included.

Course ID #: TDE 190299.0 Issue Date: 04/24/2019 Expiration Date: 04/24/2022


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Examine who may give consent.
  • Use a patient-centered approach to improve the consent process.
  • Evaluate two key elements of the informed consent process.
  • Identify two types of minors that can consent without parental


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Course Developers

Dana Faber, BS, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

The Doctors Company designates this activity for one 1.0 continuing education credit.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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Contact Us

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