The ECC dental hygiene student has the right to:
The students, faculty and staff of El Centro College strive to provide each patient with a high quality of care in the Dental Hygiene Clinic. As our patient, you are entitled to certain rights:
You may offer complaints and/or suggestions about clinic services, the Dental Hygiene program, or concerning a specific student or faculty member.
These responsibilities can be exercised on the patient's behalf by a parent or legal guardian if the patient is a minor, lacks decision-making capacity or is legally incompetent.
Treatment records, X-rays, models and other materials relating to treatment in the clinic are the property of the clinic and are part of a student's evaluation. You have the right to inspect these materials and request a copy of your X-rays.
Note: Only X-rays of diagnostic quality will be released from the program. Unreleased X-rays may require retaking by your dental office. In addition, dental/medical records may be used for instructional and research purposes.
To obtain a copy of your X-rays, two weeks' notice to the Dental Hygiene Clinic Administrative Assistant is required.