Complaints against dentists are filed through the Dental Board of California.

Dental Board of California

2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA 95815
877.729.7789 (Toll Free)
916.263.2300 (Direct)

Ethics addresses disputes about non-clinical actions (or inaction) of a member dentist and/or dental office staff of a member dentist. Complaints must be received in writing and are evaluated by a committee of member dentist volunteers.

The Ethics Committee cannot address fee disputes or other issues that cannot be clearly documented. For these kinds of issues (and if you have already tried speaking with both your dentist and your insurance company), please contact the Health Rights Hotline at 916. 551.2100.

For more information regarding Ethics complaints contact the SMCDS office at 650.637.1121 or