The information we collect will be used for the purpose of providing treatment to you. Personal information such as your name, address, telephone numbers, email address and health insurance details will also be used for the purpose of billing and processing payments. Unless you tell us you do not want to receive information from us, we will also use these details to keep you updated about our services and advise you of other products and services relevant to your dental and general health.
Unless required to do so by court order or other legislative requirement, we will only collect, use and disclose your health information for the purposes of assessing, advising and treating you. We may also use parts of your health information for staff training, professional development, quality improvement and dental health research. Your personal identity will not be disclosed without your consent to do so or, if this is not possible, with the approval of an ethics committee.
Your patient history, treatment records, x-rays and any other material relevant to your treatment are kept in both a written form and in electronic clinical information systems. Our practice is part of a larger software management, Dolphin Management Software who assist us with the management, storage and operation of our clinical information and data systems.
We have security measures in place to protect this information against unauthorised access or use and damage, theft or other loss. We may use contracted external providers to assist us with this data storage, access and use. These providers are based both in Australia and in America.
You may inspect or request copies of your treatment records at any time, or seek an explanation from the dentist. If you want copies, a fee may apply. If you require a detailed explanation of your records or a written summary, a consultation fee or other charge may apply.
It is important that the information we hold about you remains accurate. Please advise our staff if your contacts details change. If any of the information we have about you is inaccurate, you may ask us to alter our records accordingly.
If you have any queries or concerns about our handling of your health information, please do not hesitate to raise these concerns with our practice.
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