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They are the basis for effective patient care and have an important dento-legal purpose - but what makes good dental records, and what else do dental professionals need to consider?
They are the basis for effective patient care and have an important dento-legal purpose - but what makes good dental records?
Dental professionals often have access to patients' personal data, which means they also have responsibilities to protect that information and handle it responsibly.
Using templates to record information in a patient's notes can lead to an inaccurate account of the appointment.
Dental professionals have a critical role in monitoring patients' gum health at each check-up.
A patient's extraction was delayed because the practice had run out of the appropriate anaesthetic.
Can I charge a patient for a copy of their dental records?
GDPR has now come into force, and the Information Governance Alliance (IGA) and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have published guidance - and will continue to do so - to clarify how it applies to healthcare organisations.
What should I do if a patient wants to record a consultation?