Dental Records – Dental Practice Management Resources
The dentist or the dental practice owns the dental records under privacy laws.
If a dentist holds personal information about an individual including a patient, the dentist must provide the individual with access to the information on request by the individual unless a specific exemption applies.
There are government mandated policies for storage and sending records.
It can be sent through the following:
– Secure fax
– Secure email
– Secure encrypted links
– Sending dental records by post traceable methods should be used such as registered mail or express post
Ensure that your staff are compliant with Dental HIPPA Training when working with your patients.
For more assistance contact your local Hayes Handpiece representative for OSHA, HIPAA and CDC Programs.