At Manly Village Dental Surgery we aim to provide you with the best possible care and treatment. To help us do this, we need to find out more about you, about your general health (including any medication you might be taking), and about your concerns and preferences.
Each time we see you, we take notes relating to your consultation and treatment, which include dates, details of any discussions we have with you, and of the treatment provided. There may be exchanges of correspondence between this practice and other healthcare professionals involved in your care and treatment. Our administration staff also keep financial records relating to our professional fees for the services you receive. Where necessary, this further information might need to be shared with people outside the practice, to assist with fee collection.
When collect this information, We keep these confidential records within the practice. At Manly Village Dental Surgery we keep some records on paper, and others on the computer.
Your records include any x-rays we take, reports and correspondence with specialists, and other third parties relating to your care and treatment.
In order to safeguard your interests, we recognise our responsibility to treat this information as confidential, and to respect your privacy and your right to know what information we are holding, who has access to it (and under what circumstances) and what we use it for.