Informed consent for the prosthodontic patient with temporomandibular disorders. Report of the Committee on Temporomandibular Disorders of the American College of Prosthodontists.

Academic Article


  • The prosthodontic treatment of patients with a history of temporomandibular disorders presents unique risk-management problems because of the varied nature, uncertain prognosis, and frequent recurrence of these disorders. Patients with temporomandibular disorders frequently require managed treatment over extended periods of time and may complicate the delivery and outcome of prosthodontic treatment. Informed consent is needed to protect both the patient and the prosthodontist because it facilitates proper communication, goal setting, and cooperation. The purpose of this article is to discuss the essential elements of informed consent and to present an informed consent program useful in the prosthodontic treatment of patients with temporomandibular disorders.
  • Published In


  • Dental Care for Chronically Ill, Dental Records, Dentist-Patient Relations, Humans, Informed Consent, Prosthodontics, Risk Management, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Author List

  • Kinderknecht KE; Hilsen KL
  • Start Page

  • 205
  • End Page

  • 209
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 3