Have concerns about a dentist?

RCDSO provides a robust complaint and investigation process when patients and the public have concerns about a dentist. We investigate complaints received from the public, co-workers, or other health care professionals.

Learn about our complaints process

Dental facility inspections

The College has of number of requirements in place to ensure patient safety, including conducting inspections of dental offices. 
Our inspection programs


How should dentists clean their hands between patients? Do dentists need to wear gloves and masks? Do dentists need to sterilize instruments between patients? How do dentists evaluate sterilizing conditions and the effectiveness of sterilization procedures? How do dentists disinfect surfaces and what do they do with surfaces that can’t be disinfected? More FAQs