Privacy Policy

The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia is committed to protecting the privacy of the public, its registrants and its staff.

The Provincial Dental Board’s Privacy Policy sets out The Board’s commitments  and principles to be followed when dealing with personal information. The Board understands the importance of maintaining privacy and is committed to collecting and using  personal information responsibly.

Personal Information is defined as any identifiable information about any individual. This information can include: name, home address, telephone number, fax number, email address, gender,
marital status, date of birth, dental records, etc.

The following principles comprise The Board’s Privacy Policy.

  1. Accountability – The Provincial Dental Board is responsible for any personal information under its control and has designated an individual to be accountable for compliance with the PIPEDA principle.
  2. Identifying the Purpose of Collecting Information – The purpose for collecting any personal information will be made available before or at the time of collection. The Provincial Dental Board will only collect information necessary for the identified purpose and will retain information only as long as necessary for the purpose of collection and to meet business and legal purposes.
  3. Consent – An individuals knowledge and consent to collect, use or disclose personal information is required under The Board’s Privacy Policy except where the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) or other law authorizes collection/ use/ disclosure without consent. Consent is a voluntary agreement regarding the collection or use of personal information. Consent can be expressed (oral or written) or implied.
  4. Limiting Collection – Collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by the organization and shall be collected by fair and lawful means.
  5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention – The Provincial Dental Board will not use any personal information other than for the purpose it was collected or for purposes consented to or authorized by FOIPPA or other law.
  6. Accuracy of Information – The Provincial Dental Board  makes every effort to ensure that all personal information is accurate, complete and current as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
  7. Safeguards for Personal Information – The Provincial Dental Board shall take appropriate measures to ensure that all recorded personal information is safeguarded against unauthorized access, disclosure or use.
  8. Availability of the Privacy Policy – The Provincial Dental Board shall make available information about it’s policies relating to the management of personal information readily available to an individual.
  9. Access to Personal Information – An individual upon request, shall be informed of the existence, use,and disclosure of his / her personal information.  The individual shall be given access to that information and shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information.  The individual may request to have information amended as appropriate.
  10. Compliance and Complaints – An individual shall be able to challenge compliance concerning the above principles to the designated individual responsible and accountable for The Board’s compliance.

Contact Information:
Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia
Suite 103
210 Waterfront Drive 
Bedford, NS B4A 0H3

Phone: 902-420-0083
Fax: 902-492-0301