Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771

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
Very helpful and friendly staff.
Gregory C.
Great staff and customer care
Patricia D.
Service was excellent
Floyd B.
Thank you for being so helpful.
Jason H.
Everyone is friendly and seem to genuinely care
Barbara E.
Friendly service, great staff.
Brent N.
Awesome as always...and everyone is so kind
Barbara E.
They were very professional any helped me with a great payment plan
Janice N.
Came in for an extraction and everything went great. The procedure was quick and painless. I will definitely be bring long my family here.
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Friendly service and great staff!
Anays A.
Friendly atmosphere, made me feel welcome & comfortable, when they were running behind the assistant was sincerely apologetic & concerned for my […]
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Great people, great service
Anonymous
Its a great place. Staff is friendly and I am not waiting forever when there for an appointment
Dirk D.
My appt was on time and the service was completed in one visit.
Cathy A.
Everything was very good. Had no issues with anything.
Steve E.
Very nice staff and great work done by everyone who works here!
Nicholas K.
great experience/love my dentist and the people who work there
Kerrie M.
It was GREAT!!!!!!
Barbara G.
Staff is very pleasant and friendly. The office is neat and clean. The dental work is performed very well and in a relaxed environment.
Caley C.
Very professional, minimal waiting time.
Jason B.
Everyone their and all the procedures far exceeded my expectations . A special thanks to Morgan for taking care of the issues with my insurance , I […]
Thomas Z.
You really know what you're doing, from the front office to the doctors. A nice new office too!
David M.
Fast and painless fillings. Excellent attitudes.
Mark M.
Staff is very nice, especially the Dr.
Paula K.
The entire staff is kind and professional. The office is clean and updated with the latest technology. I highly recommend Clearwater Advanced Dental.
Douglas V.
I would likely recommend Advanced Dental Care
Lunique J.
They are basically good people and competent industry professionals.
Terry J.
Very good place for dental work. Everyone is very caring.
Juanita G.
Very friendly and clean, wonderful experience for this Dental Coward
Susan G.
The Dentist and Staff were great and made a painful situation for me less painful. I will definitely go back to them for all my future dental needs.
Kathy S.
Excellent, Professional, and almost painless.
Catherine L.
JUst one word.. EXCELLENT !!!!!!
Alfonso D.
The staff and the hygentist are all very friendly!
Matthew M.
The staff & Dr. Ivanova are all very friendly but also professional. The office and all the patient areas are spotless and nice and bright. I love […]
Gloria C.
Needed a tooth pulled and she pulled my tooth with hardly any discomfort and hurting even after the medicine wore off.
Patsy M.
Dr. Ivanova is so talented and sweet. Her staff is no different! I love being a patient at Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater :-)
Laci H.
The staff and doctor are wonderful and professional. As much as I am afraid of the needles the doctor has a gentle touch and it makes my work up more […]
Shirley R.
Friendly and very little waiting time.
Juan B.
After breaking a tooth I called to get an appointment, the receptionist told me I could come in the next day at 9 am. Upon my arrival I was told that […]
Melanie B.
Went in for an emergency filling that fell out in the front of my mouth. I was able to be seen the same day and it was quality work, even better than […]
David M.
Love it!!
Elvir B.
Dr. Ivanova is very caring and professional. I would recommend her.
Jacqueline C.
The service is great!
Janice Z.
The staff are very courteous. I use the Dental and Orthodontic services. Both give the best care I could ask for.
Renee B.
Best dentist i have ever been to.
Robert M.
Excellent care, as always! :-)
Laci H.
Great place, and they do great work and very friendly! I would recommend Advanced Dental Care to everyone!
Eckwood E.
Outstanding dental care performed by Irene.
Dan H.
I had two cavities taken care of and was very pleased with the service, Dr. Ava was very good at what she did and so was her assistant, the no pain […]
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As always the ladies are a treat to deal with.My appointment was at 3:00 and I was in by 3:02. Asia made me feel welcome and it felt like I was just […]
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (727) 286-3945
Fax: (727) 530-9729
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (727) 286-3945
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