We may collect the following information about you :
Personal details such as your name, date of birth, national insurance number, NHS number, address, telephone number and email address Information about your dental and general health, including
Details of the fees we have charged, the amounts you have paid and some payment details Dr.Nidal Barakji isresponsible for keeping secure the information about you that we hold.
Our data protection officer,Dr.Barakji, ensures that the practice complies with data protection requirements to ensure that we collect, use, store and dispose of your information responsibly.
Those at the practice who have access to your information include dentists and other dental professionals involved with your care and treatment, and the reception staff responsible for the management and administration of the practice.
To provide you with the dental care and treatment that you need, we require up-to-date and accurate information about you.
We will share your information with the NHS in connection with your dental treatment.We will seek your preference for how we contact you about your dental care. Our usual methods are telephone, email or letter.
Your information is normally used only by those working at the practice but there may be instances where we need to share it – for example, with:
In certain circumstances or if required by law, we may need to disclose your information to a third party not connected with your health care, including HMRC or other law enforcement or government agencies.
We store your personal informationsecurely on our practice computer system and in a manual filing system. Your information cannot be accessed by those who do not work at the practice; only those working at the practice have access to your information. They understand their legal responsibility to maintain confidentiality and follow practice procedures to ensure this.
We take precautions to ensure security of the practice premises, the practice filing systems and computers.
We use high-quality specialist dental software to record and use your personal information safely and effectively. Our computer system has a secure audit trail and we back-up information routinely.
We use cloud computing facilities for storing some of your information. The practice has a rigorous agreement with our provider to ensure that we meet the obligations described in this policyand that we keep your information securely.
We keep your records for 10 years after the date of your last visit to the Practice or until you reach the age of 25 years, whichever is the longer.
Access To Your Information And Other Rights
You have a right to access the information that we hold about you and to receive a copy. You should submit your request to the practice in writing or by email. We do not usually chargeyou for copies of your information; if we pass on a charge, we will explain the reasons.
Correct any information that you believe is inaccurate or incomplete. If we have disclosed that information to a third party, we will let them know about the change
Erase information we hold although you should be aware that, for legal reasons, we may be unable to erase certain information (for example, information about your dental treatment
Stop using your information – for example, sending you reminders for appointments or information about our service
Supply your information electronically to another dentist.
If You Do Not Agree
If you do not wish us to use your personal information as described, you should discuss the matter with your dentist. If you object to the way that we collect and use your information, we may not be able to continue to provide your dental care.
If you have any concerns about how we use your information and you do not feel able to discuss it with your dentist or anyone at the practice, you should contact The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, CheshireSK9 5AF(0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745).
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People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence.
Dentures are made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. A 'complete' or 'full' denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws.
Full dentures, to replace all your own teeth, fit snugly over your gums.
They will help you to eat comfortably and speak clearly, and will improve your confidence.
So long as you treat your dentures well, they should last for years.
However, your dentures may need to be relined or re-made due to normal wear or a change in the shape of your mouth.
Bone and gum ridges can shrink, causing your jaws to meet differently. Loose dentures can cause health problems, including sores, not to mention discomfort.
A loose or ill-fitting denture can also make eating and talking more difficult.
It is important to replace worn or poorly fitting dentures before they cause problems.