Patient Safety and Compliance

The safety of our patients is our primary concern; infection control requirements are based on the theory of Universal Precautions.  This means all patients are potentially infectious.  

Universal precautions as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) refer to a set of precautions designed to prevent transmission of disease and blood-borne pathogens in the healthcare setting.   All faculty, staff, students, and patients will adhere to protocols and guidelines.

Patient concerns and complaints relating to violating privacy rights, or a disagreement with a decision made about your care and records, should be directed to:


Ethel Harris, D.D.S.

Director, Compliance and Quality Assurance
Assistant Professor
Restorative Dentistry
School: Dentistry

Phone: 615.327.6695

Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599

Telephone: 615.327.6695

All patient and faculty concerns are strictly confidential. The report and any attached documents are protected confidential documents under the law.