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.
Dentists must provide information about another regulated health professional or patient to relevant regulators or other authorities. It is your responsibility.
The Standard of Practice on the Use of Sedation and Anesthesia in Dental Practice sets out the general professional responsibilities expected of the dentist and staff. It then addresses specific standards for each modality (level) of sedation and other topics, such as patient selection, medical history, office protocols, emergency drugs, equipment, and recovery protocols.
The College receives many calls from members, staff and the public asking about infection prevention and control in the dental office. Here are some of the common ones:
In May 2017, the Ontario government passed Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act (PPA), which strengthens the sexual abuse and transparency provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), our governing legislation. The PPA also changes how the College is required to deal with complaints, investigations and discipline matters.