Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton
109 44th Avenue East, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34203

Privacy Policy

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires all health care records and other individually identifiable health information (protected health information) used or disclosed to us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, be kept confidential. This federal law gives you, the patient, significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information. As required by HIPAA, we have prepared this explanation of how we are required to maintain the privacy of your health information and how we may use and disclose your health information.

Without specific written authorization, we are permitted to use and disclose your health care records for the purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations.

  • Treatment means providing, coordinating, or managing health care and related services by one or more health care providers. Examples of treatment would include crowns, fillings, teeth cleaning services, etc.
  • Payment means such activities as obtaining reimbursement for services, confirming coverage, billing or collection activities, and utilization review. An example of this would be billing your dental plan for your dental services.
  • Health Care Operations include the business aspects of running our practice, such as conducting quality assessment and improvement activities, auditing functions, cost-management analysis, and customer service. An example would include a periodic assessment of our documentation protocols, etc.

In addition, your confidential information may be used to remind you of an appointment (by phone or mail) or provide you with information about treatment options or other health-related services including release of information to friends and family members that are directly involved in your care or who assist in taking care of you. We will use and disclose your protected when we are required to do so by federal, state or local law. We may disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to public health authorities that are authorized by law to collect information, to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law included but not limited to: response to a court or administrative order, if you are involved in a lawsuit or similar proceeding, response to a discovery request, subpoena, or other lawful process by another party involved in the dispute, but only if we have made an effort to inform you of the request or to obtain an order protecting the information the party has requested. We will release your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION if requested by a law enforcement official for any circumstance required by law. We may release your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to a medical examiner or coroner to identify a deceased individual or to identify the cause of death. If necessary, we also may release information in order for funeral directors to perform their jobs. We may release PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to organizations that handle organ, eye or tissue procurement or transplantation, including organ donation banks, as necessary to facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplantation if you are an organ donor. We may use and disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION when necessary to reduce or prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of another individual or the public. Under these circumstances, we will only make disclosures to a person or organization able to help prevent the threat. We may disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION if you are a member of U.S. or foreign military forces (including veterans) and if required by the appropriate authorities. We may disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to federal officials for intelligence and national security activities authorized by law. We may disclose PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to federal officials in order to protect the President, other officials or foreign heads of state, or to conduct investigations. We may disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to correctional institutions or law enforcement HIPAA/@Notice of Privacy Practices.doc officials if you are an inmate or under the custody of a law enforcement official. Disclosure for these purposes would be necessary: (a) for the institution to provide health care services to you, (b) for the safety and security of the institution, and/or (c) to protect your health and safety or the health and safety of other individuals or the public. We may release your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION for workers’ compensation and similar programs.

Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such authorization in writing and we are required to honor and abide by that written request, except to the extent that we have already taken actions relying on your authorization.

You have certain rights in regards to your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION, which you can exercise by presenting a written request to our Privacy Officer at the practice address listed below:

  • The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION, including those related to disclosures to family members, other relatives, close personal friends, or any other person identified by you. We are, however, not required to agree to a requested restriction. If we do agree to a restriction, we must abide by it unless you agree in writing to remove it.
  • The right to request to receive confidential communications of PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION from us by alternative means or at alternative locations.
  • The right to access, inspect and copy your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
  • The right to request an amendment to your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
  • The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION outside of treatment, payment and health care operations.
  • The right to obtain a paper copy of this notice from us upon request.

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.

We are required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices and to make the new notice provisions effective for all PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION that we maintain. Revisions to our Notice of Privacy Practices will be posted on the effective date and you may request a written copy of the Revised Notice from this office.

You have the right to file a formal, written complaint with us at the address below, or with the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, in the event you feel your privacy rights have been violated. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

For more information about our Privacy Practices, please contact:
Dental Care Alliance
6240 Lake Osprey Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Ph #: 941-955-3150

For more information about HIPAA or to file a complaint:
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
877-696-6775 (toll-free)

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Personable, proffessional, courteous dental care. Each and every visit without exception.
Michael P.
On time and very professional.
Stephen G.
Everything went perfectly well with my gum surgery. Taken in before my appointment and done in an hour with no problems. Care is great.
Robert N.
Was very pleased with my visit. The staff super friendly and knowledgable. Keep up the great work!
Wayne C.
The people and the doctor were outstanding... as comfortable as I have ever been at a dentist.
John B.
I originally came for an additional opinion of my teeth; and was satisfied with this. I am in the process of getting 3 new front crowns. I have temp […]
Cass M.
Dr. Blackenburg was wonderful, as well as his assistant.
Karen F.
two thumbs up...always well taken care of
Donna S.
I had a root canal in office and it was, by far, the best dental experience I've had. Painless, kind, thoughtful, helpful, and understanding, dentist […]
Amber K.
On time and great job.
Stephen G.
Could not have asked for a better experience.
Robert N.
Kisha always does and outstanding cleaning on my teeth. She's the very best !!!
Michael P.
Dr. Shapiro is a great dentist who has worked miracles in getting my mouth back in shape. Keisha has been terrific at keeping my teeth cleaned up and […]
James J.
Very courteous and efficient.
Pat H.
Excellent, professionally friendly service. Recommended treatment & all costs fully described up front.
Bjorn A.
It was my first time at this office and I loved the people there!
Karen F.
Dr. Shapiro and his staff are very knowledgeable and kind and more than willing to explain all prices and procedures in detail. I have heard many […]
Ken P.
Everything was done with great care and no pain.
Kathie G.
Everyone was very courteous and knowledgeable in their job positions. Dr. Galloway was very professional and answered all my questions related to my […]
William D.
Great service.... We love Kesha
Mahesh P.
My appointment was on time the staff and doctor was informative and professional.
Walter W.
I was very happy with all aspects of my visit there.
Walter E.
Always receive professional and thorough service.
Richard L.
Professional friendly service as always.
Neil K.
Excellent care and my teeth feel and look great thanks to the team
Brent C.
It is never pleasant going to the dentist but I could not pick one better
Anthony M.
The office staff was nice. The hygienist was knowledgeable and gentle. Dr. Blackenburg was thorough, compassionate, and prompt.
Kristine T.
Great Service and Frieny
Timesha D.
Thank you! Very friendly staff.
Jessica B.
Quick,painless and proficient.
Michael G.
Dr. Blackenberg and assistant have been great.
Robert H.
Very good. Staff and doctor were very kind.
Jennifer V.
Couldn't ask for better service.
Stephen C.
My entire process went well. Everyone was very nice, caring, and helpful!
Marquis E.
great people and service
Ed W.
I was there to have a tooth pulled to prepare for braces. Dr. Blackenburg and his assistant were awesome! I didn't have any pain throughout the whole […]
Sheleen O.
Very please with service. Office staff is very nice and helpful.
Colby W.
short and sweet explained what was needed and various options to choose from.
Raymond P.
One of the best dental practices I have ever been a patient with
John(jack) D.
I haven't been to a dentist in 12 years because of my fear of dentists. The whole staff was very welcoming and made me feel at ease and less anxious. […]
Jennifer R.
Pleased with the care that I received and the professionalism and friendliness of the staff.
Cuc J.
From a friendly smile and welcome by Julie, to my gentle root canal performed by Dr. Shapiro, again my experience was brief, friendly, thoughtful, […]
Amber K.
very nice people. It was my first time there.
Joseph L.
I'm a 49 yo woman who decided to get braces. Chad was the one to put the brackets on yesterday. It was pretty much painless, just took a little […]
Sheleen O.
The treatment I get is always first class as are Keisha and the rest of the staff.
Anthony M.
Great and friendly service as always
Robert B.
Good and caring staff!!
Emma W.
Advanced Dental is like a family. I have been a patient since early 2000. Everyone is very capable and put you at ease.
Lynda M.
Very good service and advice. Knowledgeable and confident staff.
Clarice M.
Excellent experience for an extraction!
Dan M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (941) 357-1292
Fax: (941) 748-8898
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (941) 357-1292
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