Visiting a dentist regularly is an essential part of keeping your smile healthy. When you choose a dentist who is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), like Dr. Chet B. Hawkins, you are choosing one who has access to extensive resources and up-to-date information. In addition, ADA dentists have agreed to follow the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct. Read on for the five pledges that our ADA dentist made and what you can expect at your appointment.
Do No Harm
It is your dentist’s duty to keep you safe and healthy. In order to do this, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins continues his education to keep up to date with dental techniques and technology. As new science and technology emerges quickly, a tremendous number of CE hours must be completed annually. Our dentist will also refer patients to a specialist when necessary.
ADA dentists provide timely, high-quality treatment while considering the patient’s needs, desires, and values. ADA dentists discuss treatment options with each patient so that they can come to an agreement about what’s best.
ADA dentists, like Dr. Chet B. Hawkins, will not discriminate, but will provide dental care without prejudice.
Respect a Patient’s Needs & Wants
An ADA dentist pledges to put you, the patient, first and involve you in treatment decisions. Your desires will be taken into account with your treatment, as long as your desires are within the bounds of accepted treatment.
The best patient-doctor relationships are based on honesty and trust. Once you have formed this bond of trust, you and your ADA dentist can be partners in your dental care.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about our ADA dentist in Houston, Texas, and to schedule your next visit.