- 1 Complain to your dentist. If you want to complain about poor treatment, the first step is to raise the matter either in person, or by letter with your dentist or practice manager.
- 2 Complain to the ombudsman.
- 3 Raise concerns with the GDC.
- 4 Raise concerns with the CQC.
- 5 File a personal injury claim.
- 6 Useful links.
Where do I file a complaint against a dentist?
How can I file a complaint against a licensee? Print the Complaint Form with the Authorization for Release of Patient Records from our Enforcement site or call 1-888-419-3456 or (850)414-1976 to request one by phone. Complete the form and mail it to the address given on the form.
How do I report a bad dentist?
How to Report a Bad Dentist
- First, discuss the problem with your dentist.
- If talking to your dentist doesn’t work, write a complaint to your state or local board of dentistry.
- Next, file a complaint with your local dental professional organization.
Can you report a dentist to the Better Business Bureau?
If you have a complaint on a dentist you may contact the SC Dental Association at 1-800-327-2598. If the dentist is not a member the consumer can contact the State Board of Dentistry at 803-896-4599 or contact a lawyer to file a complaint.
How do I sue a dentist?
To consider a lawsuit against a dentist, you must have incurred a real injury due to his negligence. In order to win a dental suit, the patient must prove these four things: 1) duty to provide professional care, 2) breach of said standard of care, 3) injury and 4) causal link between dentist’s actions and damages.
Can you be taken off NHS dentist?
Some dentists do have contracts to only treat children on the NHS. However, they can’t insist that they’ll only treat your children on the NHS if you are taken on as a private patient. Under certain circumstances, your dentist may discontinue a course of treatment.
Who is the governing body for dentists?
General Dental Council (GDC) The General Dental Council are an organisation which regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the United Kingdom. They set standards, hold a register, quality assure education and investigate complaints.
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