This section touches on the importance of proper record keeping in the patient chart.
AAPD Informed Consent
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes that informed consent is essential in the delivery of health care. The informed consent process allows the patient or, in the case of minors, the parent or guardian to participate in and retain autonomy over the health care received.
ADA Dental Records
This document contains info on regulations, HIPAA, records access and storage, and additional references.
ADA Tip Sheet on Certain Provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
ADA Tip Sheet on Certain Provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule includes recommendations and tips to properly implement and adhere to HIPAA Privacy Rule Guidelines.
Dental Recordkeeping Guidelines from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
This guideline includes practice parameters and standards for dentists in the care of their patients.
ADA Guidelines for Practice Success: Documentation/Patient Records
ADA Guidelines for Practice Success: Documentation/Patient Records presents a guide for proper documentation of patient information and what should be included in patient records.
What's the Deal with Dental Records for Practicing Dentists? Importance in General and Forensic Dentistry
What's the Deal with Dental Records for Practicing Dentists? Importance in General and Forensic Dentistry reviews the legal obligation for proper dental record keeping.
Dental Records: An Overview
Dental Records: An Overview offers a description of dental records and their importance as they pertain to forensics.
What is Informed Consent?
This video provides a walkthrough of what it is and how to obtain proper informed consent.
Informed Consent and Decision Making: The Code of Medical Ethics
This e-learning module from the American Medical Association presents the standard process of informed consent and how to handle situations when consent cannot be given; eligible for CME credit throughOctober 2, 2020 (AMA members - free, non-members - $20.00).
ADA Center for Professional Success: Patient Registration and Forms
This webpage from the ADA provides example patient registration and intake forms.
ADA Center for Professional Success: Informed Consent and Refusal
Informed Consent and Refusal provides a background on what is and what isn’t informed consent, and offers sample informed consents and informed refusal forms.
ADA Center for Professional Success: Record Retention
This site presents a guide on how to properly store and retain patient records.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule
This webpage from U.S. Health and Human Services presents a summary of the HIPAA “Privacy Rule” also known as Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information.