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LOCAL INFORMATION

10.7.4.L11
Dental X-rays and records

Extent: Jersey
Updated 19 August 2015
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Words you may need to know

Dental records - this includes care plans, test results etc

Patient - the person having the dental treatment

X -Ray - this is a picture taken with a special camera which shows the root of the tooth, any abscess or bone structure

Litigation -  taking legal action. If you sue someone you are a litigant

Dental records

The dental records belong to the dentist and it is up to them as to whether they will forward them to another dentist.

Dental x-rays

Although you , the patient will have paid for your x-rays, most dentists hold on to them due to increased litigation. You are entitled to ask for copies when changing dentists but will be expected to pay an extra charge for them.