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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Importance of Informed Consent & Recordkeeping with Dr. Lionel Lenkinski


The Ontario Dental Association is holding a New Dentist Symposium, October 21st and 22nd, 2017. This innovative Continuing Education event aims to bring together like-minded ODA members who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. The symposium was specifically crafted for new dentists who have been practicing dentistry for 10 years or less.

My fourth interview with speakers from the symposium is with Dr. Lionel Lenkinski, Endodontist and the President and CEO of the Canadian Dental Protective Association. His session focuses on the importance of informed consent and recordkeeping. 

I hope you enjoy the interview and attend the symposium. Please share your thoughts and feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager


This session is jointly presented by Dr. Lionel Lenkinski and Dr. Bruce Glazer.

The Informed Consent process is the least practiced but a most essential part of record keeping. If properly performed, it authenticates the progression of treatment and re-enforces the dentist-patient relationship. If done poorly, it may lead to a breakdown in communication and ultimately dissatisfaction with treatment leading to a College Complaint.

This presentation highlights the key principles of Informed Consent namely autonomy and capacity. Getting it right is an essential part of Record Keeping.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and understand the Informed Consent process by applying five essential questions to the process.
  • Matching up autonomy with Informed Refusal and capacity in the case of divorce custody.
  • Provide strategies to employ these tools in the most appropriate manner, while maintaining professional and regulatory obligations.

Full Interview (6.43″)


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