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SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY – ORTHODONTICS AUTHORIZATION NO. 39-400H

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  1. Orthodontic Records, X-Rays and Treatment Items

 

ITEM NUMBER

1. Orthodontic Records, X-Rays and Treatment Items

YEARS: 1966-

VOLUME: 45 Cubic Feet Per Year

ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical

These records contain paper records which may have copies of basic patient information, agreements, billing  arrangements and receipts. These records also contain dental x-rays taken of patients as well as various orthodontic diagnostic and treatment materials including arch wires, plaster mouth casts (models), colored pictures of patients facial area for cosmetic evaluation, etc.

Authorized Retention:

A. Adult patients: Retain for ten (10) years after all treatment is completed then destroy as a confidential record.

B. Minor patients: Retain for ten (10) years after patient's 18th birthday then destroy as a confidential record.

NOTE:  Retention times apply to both electronic and paper media.

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Reviewed 2012-08-03.