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Record Destruction

Managing Professional Risks | Patient Records, Charting, and Documentation Protocols
Record Destruction
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Dental practices are required to follow specific regulations when destroying paper dental records. This is because patient charts are confidential records and may include highly sensitive information. You as the dentist have an obligation to protect the patient’s privacy and personal health and financial information. State and federal law may require secure destruction of sensitive ...