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1307 Maintaining Proper Dental Records (AGD 550)

1307 Maintaining Proper Dental Records (AGD 550)

1307 Maintaining Proper Dental Records (AGD 550)

Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 14 Aug 2016
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Last updated: 06 Sep 2018

Reference: 164770

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Maintaining complete and accurate records is a sign of quality care and an integral part of the dental team’s responsibilities to its patients. Practical information and the background needed to maintain a patient chart are included. Guidelines for minimizing exposure to legal risk, HIPAA (including the Privacy and Security Rules), procedures for correcting an entry, and other areas of vital patient record concern are detailed.


Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
understand the importance of and the reasons for properly documenting and maintaining patient records.
Objective 2:
differentiate between types of data that should be included or excluded from the complete record.
Objective 3:
explain ownership of the physical dental records, radiographs and information found in patient charts.
Objective 4:
avoid potential charting errors by learning to use objective and legible entries to properly document pertinent patient information.
Objective 5:
enumerate important criteria when recording treatment procedures.
Objective 6:
demonstrate how to properly revise an incorrect entry.
Objective 7:
explain the difference between a correction and an alteration of an entry in the patient chart.
Objective 8:
understand contributory actions and their necessary documentation.
Objective 9:
discuss the risks involved if documentation is inaccurate.
Objective 10:
gain a better understanding of dental malpractice, Standard of Care and the importance of communicating with patients.
Objective 11:
suggest ways to improve record documentation in the practice setting.
Objective 12:
understand the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA

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Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Education at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne. A DANB Certified Dental Assistant since 1985, she worked in private practice over twelve years before beginning her teaching career in the Dental Assisting Program at IPFW. She is very active in her local and Indiana state dental assisting organizations. Prof. Leeuw’s educational background includes dental assisting - both clinical and office management, and she received her Master’s & Baccalaureate degrees in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She is also the Continuing Education Coordinator for the American Dental Assistants Association.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 2.00 Hours -
    Reference: AGD 550

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