The UCLA School of Dentistry is fully committed to protecting patient health information and maintaining patient confidentiality. However, due to the semi-private layout of our clinical facilities where dental chairs units are separated by partitions, there is a risk of incidental disclosure of your patient information to other individuals who may be nearby. While the chance of incidental disclosure through overhead communications cannot be completely eliminated, the UCLA School of Dentistry has taken reasonable precautions to minimize and limit such incidental use and disclosure.
As required by HIPAA, the School of Dentistry will distribute a Notice of Privacy Practices to each new and continuing patient at his/her first visit on or after April 14, 2003. Each patient who is given a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices will also be asked to acknowledge receipt of such notice.
For your convenience, you may download a Notice of Privacy Practices, here: