Restrictions on Use of DPid Materials
The Website, including, but not limited to, the text, content, photographs, images, video, audio, graphics, and any software (including data or images incorporated into, generated by, or accompanying the software) available on or through the site or contained on the site (“Materials”) are owned and operated by DPid. The Materials are protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, domain name, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and by federal and state laws. Unless otherwise indicated on the Websites and except for the trademarks, service marks, and trade names of other companies and/or organizations that are displayed on the Websites, all trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to DPid. You agree to abide by all applicable intellectual property laws and any additional notices or restrictions contained on the Websites. You acknowledge that unauthorized use of the Materials or modification thereto is a violation of DPid’s trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other proprietary rights.
You acknowledge that third-party service providers to which the Websites link may impose additional terms and conditions of use set forth on such third parties’ websites. Your use of any Materials provided by third parties may be subject to their additional terms and conditions of use.
Copyright and Trademark/Service Mark Notice
Unless otherwise noted, all Materials are owned, licensed, or controlled by DPid or another third party credited as the provider of the Materials. You shall not sell, license, rent, modify, copy, reproduce, distribute, display publicly, publish, edit, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from any Materials or otherwise transfer any Materials to any third person without the express written permission of DPid or the appropriate third party who provided the Materials.
DPid actively and aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights.
Links to Third Party Websites
The Websites may offer links to other websites, which may or may not be affiliated with DPid. Such websites may be created, sponsored, and/or maintained by third parties. DPid is not responsible for the contents of any website pages created, sponsored, and/or maintained by any third party independent of DPid. DPid has no control over such third-party website pages and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information on such sites. You agree that your use of such information is voluntary and that you visit any such websites at your own risk. No reference to commercial products or services within any such third-party website pages constitutes or implies an endorsement or recommendation by DPid.
DPid does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted through or stored on such third-party sites. You provide information to such third parties at your own risk. DPid makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to, and shall have no liability for, any content delivered by any third party or for any use of personal information you provide to any such third party.
Resources Provided on the Websites
The Websites may provide general educational information on dental and dental prosthetics issues and may link to various dentistry-related resources. The Websites, and its dentistry-related information and resources are not intended to be a substitute for professional dental advice and/or treatment. The information found on the Websites is not, nor is it intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, the rendering of professional dental care advice or services. DPid makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of, and shall have no liability for, any dentistry-related information referenced on the Websites or any content found on any third party dentistry-related resource website. DPid encourages you to seek the advice of a licensed dental professional if you have any questions or concerns about dentistry or dental prosthetics. Do not disregard or delay seeking the advice of such a licensed professional because of something you read on the Websites.
The Websites may make reference to various laws and regulations and may link to various legal resources. The information found on the Websites is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Nor does this website intend to provide an exhaustive list of all federal or state laws or regulations pertaining to dentistry or dental prosthetics. Laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and are constantly changing. DPid does not provide legal advice. DPid makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of, and shall have no liability for, any legal information referenced on the Websites or any content found on any third-party legal resource website. DPid encourages you to seek the advice of a licensed attorney if you have any questions or concerns about laws pertaining to dentistry and/or dental prosthetics.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. DPID ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITES. DPID ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY THAT THE WEBSITES OR RELATED SERVICES WILL MEET ANY USER’S REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THE WEBSITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKE THE WEBSITES AND RELATED SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH INFORMATION AND MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, AND DPID EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES LIABILITY FOR ANY SUCH INACCURACIES OR ERRORS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND EXPRESSLY AGREE TO USE THE WEBSITES AND THE RELATED SERVICES AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITES ARE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
DPID WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITES AND RELATED SERVICES, RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE WEBSITES OR THE RELATED SERVICES, RESULTING FROM LOSS OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF A USER’S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF DPID HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
DPID DOES NOT PROVIDE DENTISTRY SERVICES NOR DOES DPID SUPPLY OR MANUFACTURE DENTAL PROSTHETICS. IN NO EVENT SHALL DPID, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY DENTAL PROFESSIONAL, DENTAL LABORATORY, SUPPLIER OR MANUFACTURER OF DENTAL PROSTHETICS, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR PROVIDER. DPID EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ERRORS MADE BY ANY DENTAL PROFESSIONAL, DENTAL LABORATORY, OR SIMILAR PROVIDER IN ENTERING DATE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR DENTAL PROSTHETICS.
LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL DPID OR ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITES OR THE RELATED SERVICES, EVEN IF DPID HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL DPID HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY) FOR ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITES OR RELATED SERVICES.
DPID ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY IN ANY MANNER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITES, AS WELL AS ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE PAGES OR ADDITIONAL WEBSITES LINKED TO DPID.INFO, AND DENTURE-ID.COM. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DPID EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES LIABILITY FOR ANY SUCH INACCURACIES OR ERRORS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Use of the dental prosthetic identification services provided through the Websites require that you register and/or create an account with DPid. To register and create an account, you will use the unique identification number provided with your dental prosthetic and a temporary password the first time you visit the Websites. You must then create a unique password for future access. PLEASE NOTE: The temporary password may be used only once. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT WITHOUT CREATING A UNIQUE PASSWORD THE FIRST TIME YOU VISIT.
You must also provide certain personal information. You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information as prompted by the registration form on the Websites. If you provide, or if DPid has reason to suspect that you have provided, information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, DPid may refuse all current or future use of the site and/or services by you.
Tier 1 Information
DPid offers Tier 1 access that is viewable as a “read only” format by anyone scanning the patient’s Data Matrix Code on either his dental prosthetic or appliance or his Identification Card AND entering a patient, Dental Practice, or Dental Laboratory Business Account password. The dentist or dental laboratory technician may update all Tier 1 information using their Business Account password, including the patient’s name information and dental prosthetic information. DPID IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A DENTIST’S OR DENTAL TECHNICIAN’S DATA ENTRY ERRORS. The intent is to keep Tier 1 data as current as possible, so information is available for the Dentist or Dental Laboratory when needed.
With prior consent from the patient, anyone who simply needs to identify ownership of the device, such as a retirement community or hospital, DPid may be contacted and when provided the patient’s Identification Number (located beneath the DPid Code), the DPid associate can provide ownership identification.
Another example would be if a dental practice or dental laboratory not in the DPid Network would need access to a patient’s dental prosthetic or appliance manufacturing data to make a repair or to remanufacture the device. In this situation, the dental practice or dental laboratory would need to contact DPid, where an associate would offer the following options:
- The dental practice or dental laboratory could ask the patient (if available) to enter their password
- The dental practice or dental laboratory would be offered a 1 month DPid trial subscription.
- The dental practice or dental laboratory would indicate on the dentist’s prescription all changes to the dental prosthetic or appliance and the patient would then provide the prescription to their dentist who would then make the appropriate updates.
In an emergency situation, Emergency First Responders may scan the patient’s DPid Code attempting to obtain patient identity or possibly Pertinent Health Information.
Unfortunately the police, fire department, or EMT medical personnel WILL NOT be familiar with the DPid process nor have the patient’s password and thus WILL NOT be able to access any information, which will most likely prompt a call to DPid. The DPid associate will request the patient’s Identification Number to confirm ownership identification of the dental prosthetic or DPid Identification Card. Then the DPid associate will make every effort to assist the first responders while also maintaining patient privacy and security. In the case of an extreme emergency when time is critical, information may be released to prevent further harm to the patient.
Tier 1 information will typically include the following:
- Patient’s first, middle, and last names;
- Manufacture date of dental prosthetic;
- Manufacturing country of origin of the dental prosthetic;
- Dental Laboratory business name, address, phone, email, contact person, and if the Dental Laboratory is CDT (Certified Dental Laboratory Technician on staff), CDL (Certified Dental Laboratory), DAMAS (Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit System) Certified Laboratory, or a State Registered Dental Laboratory;
- Dental Practice business name, address, phone, email, dentist name, and dentist license number;
- Notification that Pertinent Health Information is listed in the optional Tier 2 that may impact the patient due to the manufacturing materials or the procedure of inserting the dental prosthetic. Pertinent Health Information may include concerns such as allergies to certain metals or materials used in the manufacturing of a dental prosthetic or appliance, medications that may cause excessive bleeding during a dental procedure of inserting a dental prosthetic or appliance, or any health condition that a Dentist or Dental Laboratory who is unfamiliar with the patient may need to know to maintain the well-being of the patient.
- All essential data listed on the Dental Prosthetic Categories to manufacture, repair, or remanufacture the dental prosthetic. Dental Prosthetic Categories relates to the specific type, components, and materials used to manufacture the dental prosthetic or appliance that may include the following: complete dentures, partial denture, denture gold teeth, crown & bridge, ceramic, pressable ceramic, orthodontic, implant, custom abutment, attachment, CAD/CAM, Bruxim Splint, mouth guard, sleep apnea device, and other dental prosthetics or appliances not listed. Each of these categories breaks down into specific components and materials requesting data such as: manufacturer, brand, size, type, lot number, and other data specific to that type of device. Also requested are: name of person entering data and if necessary, complaint notes, maintenance notes, and case notes.
- If necessary, photographs of the completed dental prosthetic or appliance.
Tier 1 information is typically entered by the Dental Laboratory per the Dentist’s prescription regarding the manufacturing data of the dental prosthetic or appliance.
Tier 2 Information
DPid offers optional Tier 2 information that’s considered more sensitive than Tier 1; because of this, a higher level of security is required. This information is typically entered by the patient or trusted representative of the patient. Once the patient determines there’s a need to utilize optional Tier 2, they will be required to select and provide answers to three challenge questions of their choice from a list of predetermined questions. Tier 2 information may be accessed ONLY by first accessing Tier 1 by entering both the patient’s Identification Number and password and then answering a Tier 2 challenge question. This helps insure the security of the patient’s sensitive information by requiring them, or a trusted representative, to be involved when accessing Tier 2.
Tier 2 will typically include the following:
- Patient’s contact information
- Date of birth
- Address, phone, email
- Emergency contact information
The primary reason to have information in Tier 2, is the notification on Tier 1 that there is Pertinent Health Information listed in Tier 2 that may impact the well-being of the patient through the manufacturing materials or the procedure of inserting a dental prosthetic. Pertinent Health Information may include concerns such as allergies to certain metals or materials used in the manufacturing of a dental prosthetic or appliance, medications that may cause excessive bleeding during a dental procedure of inserting a dental prosthetic or appliance, or any health condition that a Dentist or Dental Laboratory who is unfamiliar with the patient may need to know to maintain the well-being of the patient.
Because of the sensitive nature of Tier 2 information, it is optional, and DPid recommends the patient or trusted representative of the patient take the responsibility to enter and update the information.
The intent of Pertinent Health Information in Tier 2 is for it to include ONLY information as it relates to health-related concerns that may impact the well-being of a patient through the manufacturing materials or procedure of inserting a dental prosthetic. It is not intended to contain Personal Health Records (PHR) of the patient that has no impact on the work being done by the Dentist or Dental Laboratory. Personal Health Record (PHR), similar to Electronic Health Record (EHR), Electronic Patient Record (EPR), or Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is typically generated and maintained within an institution such as a hospital, clinic, and physician’s office, to give patients, physicians and other health care providers, and payers or insurers access to patient’s medical records across facilities. The patient or trusted representative of a patient agrees NOT to list or disclose any HIV/AIDS medical information under Pertinent Health Information. If a patient or trusted representative of a patient is uncertain about what, if any, Pertinent Health Information needs to be entered, DPid strongly suggests they consult with their Dentist or Dental Laboratory.
Only if Pertinent Health Information is entered in Tier 2 will an icon automatically appear as an alert in Tier 1. If a Pertinent Health Information icon appears in Tier 1, the dentist or dental laboratory technician, after gaining authorized access to the patient’s Tier 1 information, can click on the icon to view the patient’s Pertinent Health Information. The dentist and dental laboratory technician have ONLY viewing access to the Pertinent Health Information and do NOT have access to any other Tier 2 information.
Only in the case of extreme emergencies will Tier 2 information be provided to medical or law enforcement first responders without providing the necessary correct answers to the challenge questions.
Use of the Websites
In using the site and related services, you agree:
- To comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and rules;
- Not to use the Websites if you are under the age of 13 (Parents or guardians are solely responsible for supervising minors’ use of the Websites);
- Not to access the Websites using a third party’s account;
- Not to use the Websites or related services for illegal purposes;
- Not to interfere with any other person’s use and enjoyment of the Websites or related services;
- Not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems from or through the Websites;
- Not to upload or transmit viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or disrupt, interfere with, or otherwise harm or violate the security of the Websitesor any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Websites; and
Operation of the Websites and/or Services
DPid reserves the right, in its sole option and discretion, to modify, suspend, or discontinue at any time, with or without notice, the Websites and/or the services offered through the Websites. Your right to use the Websites and services will end if your account is terminated.
Any cause of action or claim you may have against or involving DPid must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises.
Phone: (804) 591-1783
This notice is effective as of January 1, 2013.