Common Complaints Filed

The Dental Board's Complaint Responsibility Includes, But Is Not Limited To The Following:

  • Use of a controlled substance, or dangerous drug, or alcoholic beverage during practice of dentistry
  • Conviction of a crime
  • Improper advertising
  • Illegal use or duplication of license
  • False or fictitious name use
  • Gross negligence
  • Repeated negligent acts
  • Incompetence
  • Fee sharing
  • Fraud
  • Sexual misconduct with a patient
  • Infection control

Method of Registering Complaints

In order for the Dental Board to process a complaint, it must be submitted in writing. A complaint form (Español) is available for your use and may be downloaded and sent by mail or by calling:

Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2300
(877) 729-7789


Department Of Consumer Affairs
Consumer Information Center
(800) 952-5210