The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) is responsible for regulating the practice of dentists under provincial legislation called the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).

As the regulatory college for the dental profession, one of our important responsibilities is to address concerns about the conduct or practice of dentists. We have been given legal powers by the provincial government to investigate any complaint we receive, whether it is from a member of the public, co-workers, or other health-care professionals. This is perhaps one of the most significant protections that consumers have under the RHPA.