Oral health care is a personalized service that requires a good relationship between you and your dentist. If you have a concern about the dental treatment you receive, your dentist would want to know about it.

Your first step is to talk to your dentist and explain your concerns or fears. Your dentist is trained and licensed to provide you with oral health care in a safe and ethical manner and will address any questions you may have about the treatment plan set out for you.

If you feel you cannot discuss your concerns with your dentist, contact the dental regulatory authority for your province. Each province or territory in Canada has a dental regulatory authority that regulates the practice of dentistry and mediates patient complaints.

As self-regulating bodies, these regulatory authorities ensure all dentists adhere to codes of conduct and ethical practices under provincial health legislation.

You and your dentist are partners in your oral health care. To alleviate treatment concerns, talk openly with your dentist about your treatment plan and schedule.