March 2020 COVID-19 Notification for registrants, complainants, and mentors: The College wishes to provide assurance to patients and the public, and all those involved in complaint investigations, mentorships, or educational agreements: we remain committed to ensuring continuity to ensure the public is protected during the current COVID-19 crisis. We ask that all communication be electronic at this time to ensure that it reaches us. Learn more>>
The College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) regulates dentistry in the public interest. Our mandate is to serve and protect the public.
Most dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants (“registrants”) are competent, skilled practitioners who work hard to maintain their patients’ confidence; however, there are times when concerns about their behaviour or the dental care they have provided may arise.
Every person has a right to expect a professional standard of care from their dentist, dental therapist or CDA. CDSBC investigates complaints about the conduct or competence of its registrants and becomes involved when there is a problem.
Learn about our complaint investigation and discipline processes >>