HIPAA Privacy Policy
Danvers Aesthetic Family Dentistry Danvers, MA



Your Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.


Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
• You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this.
• We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.


Ask us to correct your medical record

  • You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.
    • We may not be able to grant your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.


Request confidential communications

  • You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
    • We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.


Ask us to limit what we use or share

  • You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations.
    • We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.
    • If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer.
    • We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information


Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information

  • You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.
    • We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.


Get a copy of this privacy notice

  • You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. 


Choose someone to act for you

  • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
    • We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.


File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated

  • You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information at the top of the page • You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting hhs.gov/hipaa/filing-a-complaint/complaint-process/index.html • We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.


Your Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.


In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:

  • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
    • Share information in a disaster relief situation
    • Include your information in a hospital directory
    If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to
    lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety


In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

  • Marketing purposes
    • Sale of your information
    • Most sharing of psychotherapy notes


Our Uses and Disclosures

How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.

Treat you

  • We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
    Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition


Run our organization

  • We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
    Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.


Bill for your services

  • We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
    Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.


How else can we use or share your health information?

We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes.

For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.

Help with public health and safety issues

  • We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
    • Preventing disease
    • Helping with product recalls
    • Reporting adverse reactions to medications
    • Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
    • Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety


Do research

  • We can use or share your information for health research.


Comply with the law

  • We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.

Work with a medical examiner or funeral director

  • We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.



Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests

  • We can use or share health information about you:
    • For workers’ compensation claims
    • For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
    • With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
    • For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services


Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

  • We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.


Our Responsibilities

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
    • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
    • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
    • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

    For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.

Changes to the Terms of This Notice

We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our website.

Privacy Officer: Dr. Alaa Alwazzan,2 Orchard Ln, Danvers MA 01923, Tel:978-774-0725

I hereby acknowledge that I have received a copy of this offices Notice of Privacy Practices. I may refuse to sign this acknowledgement. To obtain a paper copy I may request it from the office or the website.

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Claire Lenihan
Claire Lenihan
The staff at Danvers Aesthetic is consistently friendly, welcoming, and helpful with any questions about dental treatment! Julie is always understanding and patient with my teeth sensitivity, and I leave satisfied with my appointments. Overall great quality of work and a wonderful experience.
Richard Bjork
Richard Bjork
I attended my first appointment today which was due to an emergency service I needed to have done. It’s been years since I’ve seen a dentist due to a poor experience I endured while in the military. From the moment I walked in door I could feel my anxiety decrease due to the warm welcome I received from the staff. I felt like I had already been a patient there for a long time. I was unsure what to expect from treatment and cost perspective. The Office Admins and the Dentist both walked me through the work needed, costs associated and helped work with me on a price and payment plan that was affordable for my personal situation. They showed compassion and truly listened to me during this phase of the appointment. In a time where I was feeling pain, anxiety and unsure if I was able to get the work done due to not having insurance, this amazing team went above and beyond helping me understand all of my options. I was instantly met with empathy and compassion, two things we don’t see much these days. Once the paper work was done, the Dentist was up next and outperformed my expectations. I really appreciate people who are passionate about what they do. I know I wasn’t an easy patient to deal with, and the work was completed without any pain or discomfort. It was nice to have a great experience at the dentist and I will be going back for all of my dental needs. Thank you so much!!!
Janelle Forbes
Janelle Forbes
Dr.Christin and her team are absolutely amazing! They are extremely patient and pleasant. So glad I found this office. I would highly recommend to anyone who needs a team that makes you feel comfortable and provides exceptional care!
Shawna Foley
Shawna Foley
their so nice and sweet, went to my second appointment today and they really make sure your not in pain, or uncomfortable, the front desk girls are professional, but very friendly and help break things down for you if you need help, easy yo get along with and match your energy! gotta love them!!
Taylor Orlando
Taylor Orlando
My dental hygienist, Julie, is the best! From routine cleanings to teeth whitening she’ll have you covered! Super gentle and always friendly! She’s the best!
Renie Rich
Renie Rich
I can’t say enough wonderful things about the professionalism and care given by the staff at Danvers Aesthetic Family Dentistry. My dental hygienist, Julie , is the best! She can never leave!!!The office staff is always helpful and efficient. The dental care I have received from Dr Wu for many years and now Dr Christian is outstanding and caring. I recommend this dental practice highly!!
T Bruss
T Bruss
I have always had the best experience at this office. My hygienist julie is amazing and the girls at the front are so friendly. Dr Christin is very knowledgeable and does great work.
valerie mccoy
valerie mccoy
I am so delighted that Danvers Aesthetic/ Dentistry has re-created their front office, their team, their personable technicians who not only do a terrific job in cleaning-flossing-polishing-removing plaque, but also the leading dentist who is knowledgeable, compassionate and first-rate in her assessment of what should be done about the choices facing each patient. In my case, implants were the way to go and I am grateful for the wisdom that led me to my decision. The entire office is now a sensitive, working team that takes top notch care of every patient. I recommend these women, wholeheartedly and without reservation!