CDSBC investigates all complaints about the conduct or competence of dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants ("registrants"). Our mandate is to serve and protect the public and to act at all times in the public interest.
Under the Health Professions Act, CDSBC has legal powers to investigate any complaint we receive about our registrants and to address concerns that present a risk to the public. These powers include the ability to reprimand a registrant, suspend, or cancel or place limits on a registrant's registration, and impose other sanctions.
If the investigation raises concerns about a registrant's practice, CDSBC takes a remedial and collaborative approach to resolving those concerns. In all cases, protection of the public is our first priority.
There are certain components of complaints that CDSBC cannot address because they are outside of our power. CDSBC is not able to:
you think you have been harmed through treatment provided by a dentist, dental
therapist or CDA and you are seeking compensation CDSBC recommends also
speaking with a lawyer. Such claims are resolved through the legal process, not
CDSBC’s complaint process.