Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

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
A very warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff is always courteous and did a great job in easing my fears. I must have called the office a million […]
Telesia C.
Moises is a very thorough and professional hygienist
William J.
I was treated so well and Elaine and Andrea were wonderful!!!
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The office staff, nurses were wonderful to work with, took time to listen to you. Dr C. T. is great, she shows she cares about your welfare. Would […]
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Staff is great. Everything went well.
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Dr. Herron is a great dentist.
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Dr Herren has excellent patient manners. And, it didn't hurt!
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I needed a fast appointment for a broken crown. They accommodated me quickly and were on-time with appointment. Dr. Herron evaluated the problem and […]
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Everybody is very professional and caring in the office.I was always impressed with the services.
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Will continue treatment and recommended services
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Everyone at Advanced Dental is great! From the office to the hygienists to Dr. Huregita, the patient courtesy is excellent. No one is particularly […]
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Each and every time I visit, my experience has been a pleasant one. Here, people are caring, respectful and very professional! Keep up the good work!
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Very friendly and professional service.
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The doctors at Temple Terrace are very kind and considerate. They explained me every details that I want to know. They worked very carefully and […]
Yan W.
All of the visit was done in timely manner and was well done with no problem.
Sam F.
Temple Terrace Advanced Dental Care is Excellent
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Affordable, clean, friendly and professional.
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The staff is very nice and friendly and helpful. It makes a trip to the dentist less intimidating, especially for a young adult. Already recommended […]
Tanisha R.
its been great having my kids seen and the staff has been great with both my kids and has been calming to them knowning that they were scared some […]
Shaun C.
Wonderful experience, always very professional and caring.
Rosemary P.
Very pleased with the service provided....
Karina C.
The doctors and nurses here are very kind and patient to answer all my questions! I hope I could get help from them in future for my dental treatment.
Yan W.
Great team work.
Hong G.
Great caring staff. Patient care is wonderful
Herman M.
The experience was considerably less stressful than I imagined thanks to the professional staff - Thank you!
Donald F.
Advanced Dental Care provides good, straight-forward dentistry. Hygienist Elaine always informs me of any gum issues, and the rest of the staff is […]
Barry S.
Short wait and professional and courteous care as always.
Judy A.
Everyone was friendly and Dr. Blackenburg is very informative and has great hands. I didn't feel a thing. I have scheduled my next appointments with […]
Claribel D.
Very professional and clean. I highly recommend.
Daniel H.
Everyone is so nice and very professional.
Sandra P.
Quick and reliable
Athanasios T.
Dr Herring very pleasant and comforting making my crown replacement painless.
Sharon L.
my visit was good especially the doctor he was kind and courteous and the lady who took my tooth out she was so nice I was scared at first l I didn't […]
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Very friendly staff. Highly recomend them.
David A.
I was pleased with the effort to help calm my fears of dinistry. I was very aqpprahinsive about the procedure. I thank them very much.
Ollie H.
Another great dental experience. Considering I've had a tooth pulled (and it was a difficult extraction), and a deep cleaning in the last 2 weeks, […]
Robert H.
Staff is so friendly and nice! Dr. Tucker Farrell is the best dentist I have ever had in my life. I also enjoyed interacting with the dental […]
Danielle L.
Loved my dental hygienist! Great improvement in service since my last visit
Jamilla C.
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Great Dentist.
Robert M.
always great service, smiling staff ,on time, fine work and look who's smiling now.........
Cathy C.
I had a deep cleaning done for the first time ever and they did a great job. Very gentle and very informative.
Marisol L.
Dr. Herron is an excellent dentist, I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Margaret C.
My emergency was handled expeditiously and with alacrity. Different methodologies of treatment were discussed and my choice was implemented.
Michael P.
DR Tucker and Monica are excellent,very professional.Nice experience.
Antoaneta F.
I love Dr. Tucker. She is amazing!! Patient and mindful of what you want.
Teresa B.
My visit was actually pleasant. They're very caring about your comfort. The Dr. & her Tech treated me like we were friends.
Walter W.
Very Friendly staff! Knowledgeable! Caring! Sharing, which we need during Christmas and any time one visits the dentist.
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Office Hours
Mon. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (813) 440-3981
Fax: (813) 984-9501
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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 440-3981
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