Standards, Guidelines and Advisories
Quality Assurance Program
All dentists general dentists and specialists must participate in our Quality Assurance program and obtain at least 90 continuing education points in a three-year cycle.
Running Your Practice
Through our website, we provide advice and resources to help your practice comply with our standards and legislated requirements.
Dentists must provide information about another regulated health professional or patient to relevant regulators or other authorities. It is your responsibility.
Sedation and Anesthesia
The revised Standard of Practice on the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia in Dental Practice sets enhanced requirements and higher standards throughout. .
Dental CT Scanners
Infection Prevention and Control
The College offers a professional Practice Advisory Service for both dentists and the public. Dedicated staff will assist dentists with practice-related questions involving clinical, regulatory, and ethical issues.
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The Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act (HARP), administered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, was passed in 1980. This legislation specifies operator qualifications and technical performance standards for x-ray machines and outlines the procedures and tests that are deemed necessary and their frequency in order to ensure the highest possible level of patient and operator safety.
Dentists in Ontario can decide what fee will be charged for any given procedure, and the dentist must treat the payment of fees entirely as the responsibility of the patient.