Putting patients first

We protect the public’s right to quality dental services by providing leadership to the dental profession in regulation. We are committed to transparency, accessibility, and fairness in all of our work.

Our purpose and mandate

Search the RCDSO Dentist Registry

As the dental regulator in Ontario, we believe in transparency. Search our online Register to learn more about dentists' education, practice details, and even if they have faced disciplinary measures.
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Have a question? Contact our Advisory Service

Our Practice Advisors are available to help dentists and the public access resources on safe, competent and ethical oral health care.
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Recent News & Updates

RCDSO News: November 2023

Read the latest RCDSO News. Topics include annual renewal, AMR awareness week, RCDSO strategic plan report, a wrap up of the latest RCDSO Connect event and more.

Use of qualifications, titles, and designations

The General Regulation under the Dentistry Act outlines the permitted designations and titles that dentists may use.  The purpose of these regulations is to ensure that the public receives clear and complete information about their dentist’s qualifications. 

Releasing dental records of deceased or missing individuals

The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCC) handles about 1200 cases of unidentified human remains per year. About 250 of these individuals are positively identified using dental methods. Because of expanded capacity at the OCC’s new facility, you may have noticed a recent increase in Requests for Assistance emails.