Sexual Abuse Program
The patient-dentist relationship
is based on trust. Sexual abuse by
a dentist violates that trust and is
never acceptable. Sexual abuse is
broadly described as a breach of
professional boundaries between
the dentist and the patient and a
misuse of power in the dentist/patient
To make information about sexual abuse education more prominent, the College posts information on sexual abuse prevention, including the current Practice Advisory on Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Boundary Violations, here on this website.
The College's Patient Relations committee also reviews our practice advisory on a regular basis to ensure the information adequately addresses this important topic.
If you think you have experienced sexual abuse by an Ontario
dentist, please contact the College at 1-800-565-4591 or via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to listen, to answer
your questions and investigate your concerns. The College is
committed to accommodating accessibility needs.