Patients wishing to file complaints about their dentists can do so on their state's dental board website. It is important to remember to contact the dentist first to help resolve any issues before filing a complaint.
Many dental organizations have peer reviews set up to help resolve issues and disagreements about treatment options. These peer reviews are free to use and are meant to be impartial.
Patients can easily look up their state's dental association and file a complaint there or in writing. One possible reason for filing a complaint is that the dentist, hygienist or dental assistant engaging in illegal practices like providing substandard dental care.