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What Are Dental Records?

June 30, 2021

What Are Dental Records?

What do you know about dental records? Are they like medical records? If so, what’s included in them, and are they really all that important? Would you ever need a copy of your dental records? If you are not sure why you might need a copy of your dental records or what is even in them? Keep reading to learn more about dental records and how Certified Field Agent can help!

What is a dental record?

Dental records are also known as patient charts. These are made up of the recorded information of your medical history, diagnostic charts, physician notes, communications, consent to treatment documents, and more as they relate to your dental health. Dental records also include personal information such as your name, birth date, address, and phone number. It may also include your employment information and anything regarding other specific health concerns.

Why do you need access to your dental records?

While dental records are important documents you likely do not think much about them. However, there are some instances where you might need access to your dental records. This includes if you are changing dental providers or if you are having a medical procedure done and the physician requests access to your dental records. If you are alleging malpractice or identifying a deceased person, dental records can also be helpful.

How can you obtain access to your dental records?

So, now that you know a bit more about your dental records if you are either curious to see what is in them or need them for a specific reason you are probably wondering how to obtain access to them. You will never be able to obtain the original files, but you can request a copy. The process and cost to do this depend on the state you reside in, but if you need help, Certified Field Agents is here for you!

If you need help locating a copy of your dental records, contact Certified Field Agent today!

Now that you know a bit more about dental records and why you might need them, chances are that you’re thinking it’s a good idea to have a copy of them on hand. However, the process to obtain them is not always simple. The good news is that Certified Field Agent is here to help. With 28 years of experience, we have the skills and expertise necessary to obtain the dental records you need. To start your dental record request, give us a call today at 714-632-3480.

To learn more about the reliable and quality document retrieval services that we offer, visit us on the web at Certified Field Agent.