Dental records questions answered

Between all the drilling and filling, the last thing a busy dentist needs to worry about is dental records. And that's why the ADA  has developed a new online publication -- "Dental Records" -- that deals with nagging issues such as the components of a dental record, how to make entries, how to transfer records, how long records should be kept, and so on.

"Ever have one of those moments when you need to review the HIPAA requirements or check how long you must save something? Here you will find the answers to all of these questions and many more, with links to many other sources of information, "said Dr. Robert R. Shaw, chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice in an ADA press release.

The publication is a searchable PDF and can be downloaded for free here. Print copies are free for members and $15 for non-members. To order print copies, you can call (312-440-2895 ext 2895) or email ( the ADA, or fax the online downloadable order form to 312-440-2924.

"Dental Records" was developed by the Council on Dental Practice, in cooperation with the Division of Legal Affairs.

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