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Can a 16 year old schedule their own dentist appointment?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Legal majority

In most states have to be 18 to make health-care decisions (including appointments) for yourself.
That said, if given permission by responsible adult a minor can schedule appointments as long as responsible adult agrees to the treatment plan and agrees to pay the bill.

In brief: Legal majority

In most states have to be 18 to make health-care decisions (including appointments) for yourself.
That said, if given permission by responsible adult a minor can schedule appointments as long as responsible adult agrees to the treatment plan and agrees to pay the bill.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Rafael Morales
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Permission

In the us, a parent's authorization is required before a minor can be seen for any dental procedure.
Once that permission is obtained, they can schedule their own appointments.

In brief: Permission

In the us, a parent's authorization is required before a minor can be seen for any dental procedure.
Once that permission is obtained, they can schedule their own appointments.
Dr. Rafael Morales
Dr. Rafael Morales
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

The maturity of the 16 year old determines their ability to do adult activities such as scheduling appointments.

In brief: Depends

The maturity of the 16 year old determines their ability to do adult activities such as scheduling appointments.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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