In order to provide you with the highest standard of dental care, this practice is required to collect personal information from you. We value the need to safeguard this information, and in accordance with principles laid down in privacy legislation and guidelines issued by the Australian Dental Association, we would like to assure you that:
- Your dentist will only use this information in order to deliver you dental care to the highest standards. Your personal information will not be disclosed to parties who are not associated with your dental treatment without your consent, except as provided under legislation and where we consider you would have a reasonable expectation of us to provide such information.
- You may seek access to the information held about you, and we will provide this access without undue delay; this access might be by inspection of your dental records at the time of appointment or by special access or the provision of a copy of your information.
- There will be no fee charged to you for requesting this information, however there may be fees charged to cover the costs associated with processing your request, or the copying of information.
- We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the details we keep about you are accurate, complete and up-to-date. We will take reasonable steps to protect this information from misuse or loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Our staff are trained to respect these principles at all times; please do not hesitate to ask any questions concerning the information collected.