Resources for patients

RCDSO is one of 26 health regulatory colleges in the province that have a responsibility and the legal authority to protect your rights as a patient.

As patients, you have the right to:


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