When a patient moves, or, for other reasons, there is a necessity to change orthodontists during the course of ongoing orthodontic treatment, it is highly advantageous for all involved parties that the transfer be as prompt and convenient as possible. Of paramount importance is the identification of an orthodontist who will accept the patient and successfully complete the treatment.
The American Association of Orthodontists represents over ninety percent of the orthodontic specialists in the U.S. and Canada. Your current doctor is a member and will assist you in finding a qualified orthodontist.
It is necessary that your records be transferred to assure that the receiving orthodontist is knowledgeable of your orthodontic condition(s), orthodontic treatment goals, the current treatment plan, and related financial arrangements. To facilitate the transfer of these records, it is necessary that you complete the following:
I authorize Dr. to release all records of (patient's name) for the purpose of continuation of treatment by Dr. (new provider's name).