26 July 2011

Q. We want to go paperless. If the patient signs their medical history form or a treatment plan can we scan the form into the computer record and destroy the paper form?

There is no reason why signed documents cannot be scanned and stored on a confidential computerised system before destroying the originals in a secure manner. Indeed Dental Protection is in the process of going through just such a transition in order to reduce the amount of paper that is consumed across the organisation.


Dental Protection Limited is registered in England (No. 2374160) and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS) which is registered in England (No.36142). Both companies use Dental Protection as a trading name and have their registered office at 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PS.

Dental Protection Limited serves and supports the dental members of MPS with access to the full range of benefits of membership, which are all discretionary, and set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. MPS is not an insurance company. Dental Protection® is a registered trademark of MPS.

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