Patient File Retention
Colorado law requires dental providers to maintain patient files for at least 7 years after the patient is last seen in the office. Due to storage limitations, we periodically destroy dental records of patients we have not treated in 7 years or longer. This summer, we will be destroying dental files for patients who have not been treated at our office since 2014, except that in the case of minors treated at our office, we will not destroy records if they are currently under age 25. If you are an inactive patient who has not been seen at our office since at least 2014, but would like copies of any records we might have, please contact our office at your earliest convenience. If you are a current patient, there is no need to contact our office. Thank you!