New Patient Privacy Consent Form

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New Patient Privacy Consent Form

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our patients' personal information and to utilizing personal information in a professional and responsible manner. This document summarizes some of the personal information that we collect, use and disclose. In addition to the circumstance in this form, we also collect, use and disclose personal information when permitted or required by the law.

We collect information from our patients such as names, home address, work addresses, home/cellular telephone numbers, work telephone numbers and email addresses. (Collectively referred to as - Contact Information") Contact information is collected and used for the following purposes:

  • To open and update patient files.
  • Invoice patients for dental services, to process credit card payments, or collect unpaid accounts.
  • To process claims for payment or reimbursement from third party health parties or insurance companies.
  • To send reminders to patients concerning the need for further examination or treatment.
  • To send patients informational material about our office, dental materials or services offered.
  • To follow up with treatment and/or customer service.

Contact information is disclosed to insurance companies, third party health benefit providers where the patient has submitted a claim for reimbursement or payment of all or part of the cost of dental treatment and has authorized us to submit a claim on their behalf. Financial information may be collected to make arrangements for the payment of dental services.

We collect information from our patients about their health history, their family health history, physical condition and dental treatments. (Collectively referred as "Medical Information"). Patients' medical information is collected and used for the purpose of diagnosing dental conditions and providing dental treatment. Patients' medical information is disclosed for the following purposes:

  • To third party health benefit providers and insurance companies where the patient has submitted a claim for reimbursement or payment of all or part of the cost of dental treatment, or the patient has asked us to submit a claim on their behalf.
  • To other dentists and dental specialists, where seeking a second opinion and the patient has consented to seeking a second opinion.
  • To other dentists and dental specialists if the patient, with their consent, has been referred by us to the other dentist or dental specialist for treatment.
  • To the other dentists and dental specialists where those dentists have asked us, with the consent of the patient to provide a second opinion.
  • To the other health care professionals such as physicians if the patient, with their consent, has been referred to us by the other health care professional for either a second opinion or treatment.

Dentists are regulated by the Alberta Dental Association and College, which may inspect our records and interview our staff as part of regulatory activities in public interest.

I consent to collection, disclosure and use of my personal information as set out above.