The College has a number of requirements in place to ensure patient safety, including conducting inspections of dental offices. The College currently operates two inspection programs dealing with:
Any dental office that wishes to install and operate a dental CT scanner, or administer sedation and/or general anesthesia must have a permit issued by the College. We conduct on-site inspections, and cyclical re-inspections, to confirm the office is in full compliance with all aspects of the College’s Standard of Practice .
In addition, dentists who wish to prescribe, order, take, interpret and report dental CT scans, or administer sedation and/or general anesthesia obtain authorization from the College.
Inspection summaries on our Register
The College posts information to our Register to ensure patient safety and to help the public make informed decisions about their choice of oral health care practitioners.
You can search our Register to confirm whether the dental facility and dentist have the required facility permits and authorizations to operate a dental CT scanner, or administer sedation and/or general anesthesia. You will also find a summary of deficiencies, if any, observed during an inspection of offices with CT scanner permits and offices that administer sedation and/ or general anesthesia.
Search our Register of dentists and dental facilities.