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The Dental Record now offers online data backup service

The Dental Record, the only digital and paper-based record-keeping service endorsed by ADA Business Resources, is now offering an online data backup service for ADA members.

With the inception of the new federal HITECH Act in 2009, it is more important than ever for dentists to keep patient information confidential and maintain strict standards for security breaches. Under the HITECH Act’s Breach Notification Rule, dentists are now required to give written notice to every patient whose information has been breached, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in some cases, local print and broadcast media. The new online data backup service will help dental practices protect and store their patients’ data and prevent unauthorized breaches.

“Most patient data stored on local tapes or external hard drives within the office are not encrypted, so that data is at risk for a breach violation because it can be damaged, stolen or lost,” said Lee Johnston, president of The Dental Record. “Our data backup service is a more efficient and secure way for ADA members to safeguard patient information.”

The online data backup service automatically backs up dentists’ data on a daily basis. All patient data is compressed, encrypted and stored in two highly secure data centers. The centers have available customer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If a practice experiences a data loss, the information can be restored immediately either online or by shipping an external hard drive overnight. “One of the great features of this service is the ability to not only send one file but an entire database back to a practice,” said Mr. Johnston. 

Call The Dental Record for a free data assessment. A Wisconsin-based company founded by dentists, The Dental Record provides ADA members with the highest quality record-keeping systems with both paper-based and electronic products. The Dental Record is committed to providing the best customer support and will stand by the member’s side through any recovery process.

For information, visit or call 1-800-243-4675.