Our purpose

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) is one of 26 health regulatory colleges in the province of Ontario with the responsibility and the legal authority to protect the rights of patients.

The College is responsible for:

  • Protecting the public’s right to safe, quality oral health care services
  • Setting the education and other qualifications necessary to become a registered dentist
  • Developing professional and ethical standards and guidelines
  • Holding registered dentists accountable for their conduct and practice through a complaints and investigation processes.

Watch the video below to learn more about the College.