Dental website messaging facilities today range from simple plain text messaging (email) to more detailed data harvesting with contact us, online appointments, patient referrals, feedback, new patient registrations, medical/dental history and practice questionnaires. Few comply with the detailed Regulations that apply to the Dental Profession (please see Compliance Issues Section).

Valident secure online forms (vForms) are displayed within a dental practice website as padlocked pages enabling patients or dental professionals to send sensitive personal data. These data are transmitted within the Valident Private Network (VPN) to a dedicated server centre in England (ISO 27001 accredited) where they can only be accessed and read by the dental practice ICO Registered Data Controller.