WELCOME
TO MASHPEE ORTHODONTICS, P.C.

We would like to welcome you and your child to our office. Our goal is to make every child’s visit pleasant and educational. We strive to teach good oral care that will enable your child to have a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

1Tell Us About Your Child

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2Who is Accompanying Your Child Today?

3Mother’s Information:

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4Person Responsible for Account

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5Dental/Orthodontic Insurance

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6What are the main concerns that you would like orthodontics to accomplish?

7Has your child ever had any of the following medical problems?

8Does/did your child have any of the following habits?

9I understand that the information that I have given is correct to the best of my knowledge, that it will be held in the strictest of confidence and it is my responsibility to inform this office of any changes in my child’s medical status.

I authorize the dental staff to perform the necessary dental services my child may need.

This office reserves the right to verify the credit status of potential patients and/or parents of patients prior to extending credit for treatment fees and may, at the discretion of this office, use the services of one or more credit reporting services.

The Parent or Guardian who accompanies the child is responsible for payment.

Our office is committed to meeting or exceeding the standards of infection control mandated by OSHA, the CDC and the ADA.

  • Mashpee Orthodontics, P.C.
  • Nicholas P. Zafiropoulos, D.M.D.
  • Practice Limited to Orthodontics
  • P. O. Box 2217
  • 2 Oak Street Suite 204
  • Mashpee Commons Mashpee MA 02649

About i-CAT® CBCT Cone Beam Scans

Mashpee Orthodontics now offers an exciting new technology for our patients and for patients of other doctors who might be referred here. This technology is i-CAT® Cone Beam Computer Assembled Tomography (CBCT) imaging, sometimes called 3-D radiographs or x-rays. Using CBCT means that we now have the ability to take 3D images of the teeth, jaws, bones and facial structures at lower costs and with less energy than a typical CT scan used in hospitals. 3D imaging provides us the opportunity of improved diagnosis for our patients, especially in cases of impacted teeth, dental implants, surgical treatment, as well as more complex cases. Understandably, you may have questions about exposure to these types of x-rays. Here are some facts you should know about 3-D imaging. An i-CAT® 3D CBCT scan @ 4.8 seconds is that which encompasses most of the skull is:

  • Approximately 2/3 as much as a typical digital 2D panoramic/cephalometric X-ray
  • Approximately ½ as much as a plane flight from Los Angeles to London
  • Approximately 1/10th – 1/20th as much as a typical medical CT scan.
  • Typically, the 3D diagnostic imaging that we perform at Mashpee Orthodontics is less than daily background radiation.

CBCT, therefore, offers our patients enhanced diagnostic value at significantly reduced exposure. At the same time, CBCT scans can image of the entire head and most of the neck. As dentists, we evaluate teeth, jaws and surrounding bone using CBCTs for those limited purposes. Our training and dental license does not provide for evaluating and diagnosing outside those areas. However, since CBCT imaging can cover a broader area, we want to offer you the opportunity to have your CBCT scan read by an oral radiologist, trained and licensed to evaluate and diagnose a broader area. CBCT may show evidence of disease of the cervical spine, skull or arteries. We can refer you to a radiology group for this purpose. The average cost is about $95.00. If you are interested in taking advantage of this service please initial the applicable section and sign the acknowledgement below.

Mashpee Orthodontics, P.C.

Consent Release Information
Privacy Notice Acknowledgement

My signature authorizes Mashpee Orthodontics, P.C. to release any medical or other information for purposes such as treatment, payment or health care operations. I authorize payment of benefits directly to Mashpee Orthodontics, P.C..

I understand that, under Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act 1996 (“HIPPA”). I have certain rights to privacy regarding my protected health information. I understand that this information can and will be used to:

  • Conduct, plan and direct my treatment and follow up among the multiple healthcare providers who may be involved in that treatment directly and indirectly.
  • Obtain payment from third-party payers.
  • Conduct normal healthcare operations such as quality assessments and physician certifications.

I have received the Mashpee Orthodontics, P.C. Confidentiality/Privacy Notice containing a more complete description of the uses and disclosures of my health information. I understand that I have the right to review Mashpee Orthodontics, P.C. Confidentiality/Privacy Policy at any time. I understand that Mashpee Orthodontics, P.C. has the right to change its Confidentiality/Privacy Policy from time to time and that I may obtain a paper copy of the updated policy from Mashpee Orthodontics, P.C. at any time.

I understand that I may request that you restrict how my private information is used or disclosed to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations. I also understand you are not required to agree to my restrictions but if you do agree then you are bound to abide by such restrictions.

MASHPEE ORTHODONTICS, PC

NICHOLAS P. ZAFIROPOULOS, D.M.D.

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US.

OUR LEGAL DUTY

We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect (MM/DD/YR), and will remain in effect until we replace it.

We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law. We reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our Notice effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made the changes. Before we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and make the new Notice available upon request.

You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice.

USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION

We use and disclose health information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. For example:

Treatment:We may use or disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.

Payment:We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you.

Healthcare Operations:We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competence or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating practitioner and provider performance, conducting training programs, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities.

Your Authorization:In addition to our use of your health information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations, you may give us written authorization to use your health information or to disclose it to anyone for any purpose. If you give us an authorization, you may revoke it in writing at any time. Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your health information for any reason except those described in this Notice.

To Your Family and Friends:We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patient Rights section of this Notice. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.

Persons Involved In Care:We may use or disclose health information to notify, or assist in the notification of (including identifying or locating) a family member, your personal representative or another person responsible for your care, of your location, your general condition, or death. If you are present, then prior to use or disclosure of your health information, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosures. In the event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using our professional judgment disclosing only health information that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your healthcare. We will also use our professional judgment and our experience with common practice to make reasonable inferences of your best interest in allowing a person to pick up filled prescriptions, medical supplies, x-rays, or other similar forms of health information.

Marketing Health-Related Services:We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.

Required by Law: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.

Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.

National Security:We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose to authorized federal officials health information required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities. We may disclose to correctional institution or law enforcement official having lawful custody of protected health information of inmate or patient under certain circumstances.

Appointment Reminders: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, postcards, or letters).

PATIENT RIGHTS

Access: You have the right to look at or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. You may request that we provide copies in a format other than photocopies. We will use the format you request unless we cannot practiwbly do so. (You must make a request in writing to obtain access to your health information. You may obtain a form to request access by using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. We will charge you a reasonable cost-based fee for expenses such as copies and staff time. You may also request access by sending us a letter to the address at the end of this Notice. If you request an alternative format, we may charge a cost-based fee for providing your health information in that format. If you prefer, we will prepare a summary or an explanation of your health information for a fee. Contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice for a full explanation of our fee structure.)

Disclosure Accounting: You have the right to receive a list of instances in which we or our business associates disclosed your health information for purposes, other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and certain other activities, for the last 6 years, but not before April 14, 2003. If you request this accounting more than once in a 12-month period, we may charge you a reasonable, cost-based fee for responding to these additional requests.

Restriction: You have the right to request that we place additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your health information. We are not required to agree to these additional restrictions, but if we do, we will abide by our agreement (except in an emergency).

Alternative Communication: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or to altemative locations. {You must make your request in writing.) Your request must specify the altemative means or location, and provide satisfactory explanation how payments will be handled under the alternative means or location you request.

Amendment: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. (Your request must be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended.) We may deny your request under certain circumstances.

Electronic Notice: If you receive this Notice on our Web site or by electronic mail (e-mail), you are entitled to receive this Notice in written form.

QUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS

If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns, please contact us.

If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made about access to your health information or in response to a request you made to amend or restrict the use or disclosure of your health information or to have us communicate with you by alternative means or at alternative locations, you may complain to us using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You also may submit a written complaint to the US. Department of Health and Human Services. We will provide you with the address to file your complaint with the US. Department of Health and Human Services upon request.

We support your right to the privacy of your health information. We will not retaliate in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the US. Department of Health and Human Services.

©2002, 2009 American Dental Association. All Rights Reserved

Reproduction and use of this form by dentists and their staff is permitted. Any other use, duplication or distribution of this form by any other party requires the prior written approval of the American Dental Association.

This Form is educational only, does not constitute legal advice, and covers only federal, not state, law (August 14, 2002; April 30, 2009).