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Asked recptionist but only got 2 of many. Do I have the right to obtain all of my dental xrays from a procedure?
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You have a right to a copy of the original x-rays.
The dentist should not release the originals as they are part of your medical records. The dentist also has the right to charge you for duplicating the x-rays.

In brief: Yes
You have a right to a copy of the original x-rays.
The dentist should not release the originals as they are part of your medical records. The dentist also has the right to charge you for duplicating the x-rays.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes you do
In california you have the right to all x-rays taken.

In brief: Yes you do
In california you have the right to all x-rays taken.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
Your radiographs are yours.

In brief: Yes
Your radiographs are yours.
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dr. Phillip Frist
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
In brief: Medical records
On a bigger level, these are recordings of your body.
You should have access to them, but often not the originals. There are many reasons not to give originals to patients (medical legal stuff), but you should have access to copies. Most clinicians charge for this service because it costs us money to do this, especially when there is a lot to copy and when there are special things like x-rays.

In brief: Medical records
On a bigger level, these are recordings of your body.
You should have access to them, but often not the originals. There are many reasons not to give originals to patients (medical legal stuff), but you should have access to copies. Most clinicians charge for this service because it costs us money to do this, especially when there is a lot to copy and when there are special things like x-rays.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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