Advanced Dental Care of Ocala
1500 SE 17th Street, Building 400, Ocala, FL 34471

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
The only downside to this visit was the delay in being seen. It's my understanding that there were several emergencies that caused the delay. It's […]
Meryl M.
Once again OUTSTANDING work done by Dr Delmod and his assistance!!!!!
Robert F.
A highly professional service
Jerry L.
The receptionist greeted me warmly and I didn't have to wait long to see my dental tech. This is a fabulous facility.
Thelma C.
Little or no waiting after appointment time(big plus). I love my technician(s), always the same(big plus). Doctor friendly AND helpful(big plus). […]
Thomas B.
upon my arrival my wait time was only about 5 minutes. Cleaning, X-rays and Dr. consultation all done in a timely manner and hygentist (Chris) and […]
Bruce S.
Excellent dental services provided by a friendly, caring staff. We're very happy we found Ocala Advanced Dental Care.
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Dr. Lee is truly a wonderful Doctor. I had a tooth pulled, an implant and bone grafting. The procedure was not painful and Dr. Lee was very caring. […]
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Dr. Delmond and Janelle made me feel at ease with my crown replacement. They helped me to relax and make the experience pain free and upbeat. They […]
Alexandra A.
Staff was very friendly and eager to answer questions. A visit to the Dentist is never an exciting event; however, the staff put me at ease and made […]
Tammy A.
As always, excellent service. This time I had five cavaties filled, which took a while, but I was so relaxed, that I was napping on and off. Dr. […]
Theodora-teddy L.
Dentist hygienist Lawana was on time and efficient, good experience with my cleaning.
Michael Y.
Always very well taken care of. Thank you for all the wonderful service that you provide :)
Adam D.
The procedure went very smoothly with no pain at all!
Maxine H.
Dr. Delmond was awesome!! His staff is so nice and very friendly!! Dr. Delmond helped me with a dental emergency and got me right in!!!! Thank you so […]
Lynne M.
From the front desk to the dentist & his team, everyone was very nice.
Amber K.
Painless teeth cleaning experience with Lawana.
Fran H.
Service was prompt, professional and reasonable.
Jerome C.
Very good service by Luwana. I am extremely satisfied with the final outcome. My teeth have not been cleaned in years, so I knew it would be a tough […]
John S.
Lawanda was very attentive to my needs and did a thorough job.
Elaine D.
The doctors and staff are extremely kind and helpful. Every question or concern I had was met with a detailed explanation that left me very […]
Gregg M.
Excellent service every time. La Wanna is very professional and always encourages me to maintain a healthy smile ;-).
Simone C.
Very pleasant experience. Your staff is always friendly and service efficient and excellent.
Michael S.
best dental experience ever! not even scared to go back, and I usually am terrified of dentists!
Elizabeth K.
I get excellent care there
Karren W.
Keep up the great service!
James C.
Love love love Dr. Delmond and his dental assistants. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have been to A LOT of dentists and this is by far the […]
Marcie F.
every on was very professional and cared how i was doing during the procedure the day after i have no pain and it was very nice that dr. delmond […]
Adrian W.
It was so nice to have Becky back the hygienist that I had when she was off was not a very good asset to your practice.
Bruce M.
I received courteous service with care and professionalism.
Juan L.
Dr. Delmond is a very caring, efficient dentist. I have always had a positive experience with him as well as his staff.
Sandra R.
Great office. The dentist is patient and kind.
Samantha D.
I love Dr. Delmond and all the staff
Kenya M.
I had a crown fixed and I was very happy with Dr Delmond. The area is a little tender, but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I also have my […]
Terri M.
Always clean, professional, polite, and Always a great job
Luvigj C.
Dr. Delmond has a great bedside manner. Made me feel at ease during my procedure.
Tracee R.
My first visit was 2 hours long.my concerns were addressed and everything was explained completely with pictures for my care plan. Dr. Joe was very […]
Patricia M.
awsome
Roland P.
I love the staff and my dentist. Everyone is very professional and knowledgeable.
Simone C.
Everyone was very polite and professional. The atmosphere males you feel very comfortable.
Joseph F.
Several Days Ago I Had A Cleaning And The Tech Was Very Rough And Seemed To Be In A Hurry. She Actually Apologized To Me Several Times For Her […]
Laura K.
it is always a pleasure being here Lawanda i think that is her name always does a fantastic job.
Marjorie M.
Was happy with service.
Thomas W.
Great service! Great people! Good price.
Larry S.
My experience with this dental office was the best I've had.because of Dr Delmond I will have my extensive dental office.the staff was amazing. Thank […]
Patricia M.
The procedure went well, everyone was attentive to my comfort.
Felicia S.
Very friendly staff!
Denise D.
becky is THE BEST
Anonymous
Dr. Delmond and staff are Excellent!! Very nice and they do exceptional work!! Highly recommend them to anyone!!
Lynne M.
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (352) 502-4381
Fax: (352) 629-3707
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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