Posted on 8/25/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
|Your dental record is an important piece of information when it comes to maintaining good oral health.
If it is your first time visiting our office, we'll request any dental records that you might have so that we can get a complete picture about your oral health history. Read on to learn more about dental records and why they are so important.
What is a Dental Record?
A dental record might also be called a patient chart. It is the official document that records all information that occurs within a dental office. This includes clinical notes, diagnostic information, treatments, and home care instructions.
The dental record contains both personal and dental treatment information. The original document is owned by our practice, but as the patient, you can always have access to or request copies of your chart.
Why Are Dental Records Important?
Dental records are important for a variety of reasons. First, they allow us to keep track of ongoing dental health issues. When you come into an appointment, we will first review the notes from your last visit to see if there were any problem areas that we were watching. We can also see how your teeth have changed since your last appointment, which allows us to give you the best possible care.
Your dental record provides an important means of communication between your dental care team. Complete records contain the information that allows another provider to know what type of dental work you've had in the past. This communication is essential between the staff members in our office.
Have you recently moved to the area? Will you be visiting our office for the first time? If so, it is important to us that we have your full dental record, and we can help you to get them. Contact us today to learn more.