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If you just wish to complain about a dentist’s performance and do not need compensation, you must first make your complaint known to the dental practice or dentist who treated you, and follow any other steps outlined in the above complaints process. The procedure can be slightly different depending on whether you are a private or NHS patient.

If you feel that your dentist or practice could be putting other patients in danger, you can contact the General Dental Council directly, who are the regulatory body for dental professionals in the UK.

How to complain about a dentist

If you’re unhappy with any of your dental treatment and are not needing compensation, there is a complaints process you can follow:

Of course, if you have suffered as a result of your treatment and have lost confidence in your dental practice, you might want to consider contacting an experienced dental negligence company, for legal advice, to see if you could make a financial compensation claim.