Personal Data Protection
Dental records are collections of sensitive personal patient information compiled to allow dentists and other dental health care providers to provide dental treatment, continuity of care, and maintain optimal standards of care. Original dental records compiled by a dentist are the legal property of the dentist.
Dentists require patients to provide complete, accurate and intimate health details in order to provide safe and effective treatment.
Patients have a legal right to examine and copy their records and to control the use and dissemination of the information contained in their records.
Patients have the right to control disclosure of their dental records to others. Release of information must be informed; must be specific and for a one-time event; must afford the patient an opportunity to review the information requested and being released prior to the transfer and with an opportunity to withdraw prior consent; must not be used for any purpose other than the primary and specific use requested; and must be with the patient’s permission, preferably in writing.
Patients are entitled to receive dental care in a confidential setting free of third-party intrusion. Release of patient information to third parties must adhere to the basic principles of confidentiality and patient rights outlined above with the intention of enabling patients to review any and all third-party benefits to which they may be entitled. Patients may be unaware of the information third parties may have access to under broad-based consents to release dental records and the scope of this information may exceed the needs of third-party to determine benefits. It becomes the responsibility of the dentist and other dental health care providers to protect the confidentiality and privacy of their patients.
Where a third party has received patient permission to use information from the patients' dental records for financial audits, all patient identity and unrelated information (e.g. health history, personal information) shall first be removed from the records. No third party can demand access to patient dental records (including financial records) except with specific patient consent in writing, by legal statute, or by court order.
Privacy and Cookies Policy
Personal Information Collection
We may collect personal information from you when you interact with our website, such as when you fill out a contact form, subscribe to a newsletter, or make a purchase. The personal information we collect may include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and other information you voluntarily provide to us.
We use this personal information to respond to your inquiries, process your orders, send you newsletters or other communications, and provide you with the products or services you have requested. We may also use your personal information for internal purposes, such as improving our website, products, and services, conducting research, and analyzing user trends.
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Your Privacy Rights
We respect your privacy rights and provide you with options to control how your personal information is used. You have the right to access, update, or delete your personal information, as well as to opt-out of receiving communications from us. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy and Cookies Policy or how your personal information is used, please contact us.
We take appropriate measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use industry-standard security technologies, such as encryption, firewalls, and secure server connections, to safeguard your personal information. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security of your personal information.
Updates to Privacy and Cookies Policy
We may update our Privacy and Cookies Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We encourage you to review this policy periodically for any updates. Your continued use of our website after any changes to this policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.
If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy and Cookies Policy or the handling of your personal information, please contact us. We will be happy to assist you and address any concerns you may have.
Thank you for trusting us with your personal information. We value your privacy and are committed to protecting it.
Updated: Wednesday 10th of January 2024 08:50:04 AM