We are responsible for developing and maintaining programs and standards of practice to ensure the quality of the practice of dentistry in Ontario.
In Ontario, we hold all dentists to the same standards of practice in terms of their professional education, technique, diligence and judgment.
Specialists have advanced training and can make this expertise known to the public. As a result, they are held to higher standards of practice, consistent with the knowledge and skill of a reasonable specialist.
We have published standards, guidelines, practice advisories and other documents on several important dental topics. They all contain practice parameters and standards which should be considered by Ontario dentists in the care of their patients. These publications may be used by the College in determining whether appropriate standards of practice and professional responsibilities have been maintained.
Standards of Practice
- Conflict of Interest
- Dental Recordkeeping
- Diagnosis & Management of Temporomandibular Disorders & Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Educational Requirements & Professional Responsibilities for Implant Dentistry
- Electronic Records Management
- Infection Prevention and Control
- The Role of Opioids in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain in Dental Practice
- Change of Practice Ownership
- Emerging Issues In Infection Control: Latex Allergies and Potent Surface Disinfectants
- Professional Use of Social Media
- Informed Consent Issues Including Communication with Minors and with Other Patients Who May Be Incapable of Providing Consent
- Maintaining a Professional Patient-Dentist Relationship
- Most Responsible Dentist
- Postgraduate Education: Responsibilities of the Faculties
- Practice Names
- Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Boundary Violations
- Professional Advertising
- Release and Transfer of Patient Records
- Technical Service Corporations
- Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Dental Practice