Dental Screening

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  1. Ice64

    Ice64 Member

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    My appointed son just handed me an envelope with instructions to get a dental screening exam. On the top of this form it says the word "voluntary". Does that mean that we have the option not to complete it or get the panographic xrays? The reason I ask this is that the last time(2008) he had one it was $150. I'm not worried about him passing a dental screening. He has already had all 4 of his wisdom teeth out and he completed orthodontia 4 yrs ago. I have $6k of receipts to prove it.
    Thank you for responses.
    Cheap(I mean frugal) in CA
     
  2. LSSmith

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    Not sure if this will answer your question, however be sure to read the Disclosure under Privacy Act Statement.

    Last year's form read the same thing, "this screening is voluntary ...."

    Under DISCLOSURE it read "Voluntary: however, failure to furnish the requested information will impede the selection process and hamper your candidacy."

    To me, that statement speaks volumes.
     
  3. Ice64

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    Thank you for the reply LSSmith. I didn't pick up on the small print listed in the privacy act statement. The "hamper your candidacy " phrase makes this "voluntary" screening seem mandatory to me. My son wants nothing to hamper his candidacy.
     

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