Private Dental Practice

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Date Breach Made Public: 
April 11, 2011
Longmont , CO
United States
Colorado US
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On April 10, a man looking for scrap metal found a stack of patient records from a dental office. The man reported the incident to local news because of the sensitive nature of the information on the documents. The old records were meant to be shredded, but a new office assistant may have accidentally placed them in the trash instead.  Names, Social Security numbers and other information were exposed.  The dentist immediately responded to the breach after being notified of the mistake. The trash bin where the documents were dumped was brought into the office to prevent further access and remove the documents.