We respect your rights as a patient and recognize that you are an individual with unique health-care needs. As your partners in oral health, we have identified the specific rights you can expect while in our care:
UTHealth School of Dentistry protects the privacy of patients’ health information in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
UTHealth School of Dentistry patients can now visit ADA PatientSmart for information and videos about dental care and treatment. Topics include: gum disease, tooth decay, sealants, dental care for baby teeth, and much more.
RELEASE OF RECORDS
Patients can receive copies from their dental record and/or copies of dental X-rays upon request. A separate written authorization must be submitted for each request. Authorizations must be dated within 90 days of the request.