The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of information entrusted to us by our members and their patients. This includes individual, identifiable personal and health information such as names, addresses, and Protected Health Information. The AACD allows its members to gather and display online patient reviews and to communicate with their patients via email and text message while complying with HIPAA.
The AACD protects the confidentiality of information it receives by adhering to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. The Privacy Rule governs the acquisition, storage, transfer and retention of Protected Health Information, in both electronic and paper formats. The Security Rule covers all information acquired, maintained or transferred electronically. The AACD complies with all business associate obligations under HIPAA/HITECH, enabling us to provide the highest level of service to both our members and their patients.