Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Dental Health Management Solutions, which does business as DHMS, regarding its recent data breach. The DHMS data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 3,200 individuals.
ABOUT DENTAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS:
DHMS is a dental health provider that specializes in offering comprehensive dental services to government and public sector agencies. Founded in 2003, DHMS set out to provide dental services to assisted living centers, quickly transitioning to offer similar services to military members, government agencies, correctional facilities, and more. Accordingly, DHMS focuses on mobile and portable dentistry services, utilizing three mobile dental vehicles to serve patients unable to seek treatment in a traditional clinic setting. Additionally, DHMS provides medical staffing services and logistic management. DHMS is headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas.
On or about August 20, 2021, DHMS discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, DHMS determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an employee email account on August 5, 2021. On February 17, 2023, DHMS began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial information (e.g., account number, routing number)
- Health insurance information (e.g., Medicaid identification number)
- Medical information
If you received a breach notification letter from Dental Health Management Solutions:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the DHMS data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Dental Health Management Solutions;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.