March 2020 COVID-19 Notification for registrants, complainants, and mentors:
The CDSBC office is currently closed to keep ourselves and our communities safe during this critical time in the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff are, however, working remotely to ensure continuity of work. The College wishes to provide assurance to the 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 public has a right to expect a professional standard of care. If you are dissatisfied with the care you have received or have related concerns, you may find it helpful to request an explanation from your dentist, dental therapist, or CDA
before you submit a formal complaint.
Some complainants contact us seeking a resolution that we cannot provide. Because CDSBC cannot address concerns that are outside of our legal power, our investigation outcome may not address every aspect of the complaint you submit. Learn
what CDSBC can and cannot do as result of a complaint.
overview of key complaints information (including FAQ) is available translated into the following languages at the links below:
Chinese (simplified)Chinese (traditional)FrenchHindi
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must be in writing. Note that CDSBC does not accept verbal, anonymous, or unsigned complaints.
Please submit your complaint on our
online complaint submission form, our PDF
complaint form, by email to
email@example.com or by mail to:
College of Dental Surgeons of BCComplaints
110 - 1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6
If you do not use our online or PDF complaint forms, be sure to include:
Note that your complaint letter (including your name) will be provided to the registrant for their response. In most cases, you will also see the response that they provide to your complaint.
Read more about confidentiality in our
Complaints Process: Public FAQ.