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Problems With Your Dentist

How do I resolve disputes or complaints I have with my dentist?

Even in the best dentist-patient relationship, a problem may occur. First, discuss any concerns you have with your dentist. Many times this will help clear up the matter. If you wish further assistance, contact your state dental association from the information below.

Dental societies have established a dispute resolution system called peer review to help resolve the occasional disagreement about dental treatment. Peer review provides an impartial and easily accessible means for resolving misunderstandings regarding the appropriateness or quality of care and, in certain instances, about the fees charged for dental treatment. A peer review committee will attempt to mediate the problem. They may meet to discuss the case and may examine clinical records, talk to the dentist and patient and, when indicated, arrange for a clinical examination.  

Resources to Assist with Disputes

501 Arrowhead Dr. 
Montgomery, AL 36117-4133
9170 Jewel Lake Road Suite 203 
Anchorage, AK 99502-5390 

3193 N. Drinkwater Blvd. 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-6491 

7480 Highway 107 
Sherwood, AR 72120-4610 

1201 K Street, Floor 14 
Sacramento, CA 95814-3925 

200 Avenida Domenech #200 
San Juan, PR 00918-3507 

3690 S. Yosemite Suite 100 
Denver, CO 80237-1808 

835 W Queen Street 
Southington, CT 06489-1032 

200 Continental Drive, Suite 111 
Newark, DE 19713-4303 

502 C Street, N.E. 
Washington, DC 20002-5810 

1111 E Tennessee St 
Tallahassee, FL 32308-6937 

7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE 
Suite 200, Bldg. 17 
Atlanta, GA 30328-1615 

1345 S. Beretania Street, Suite 301 
Honolulu, HI 96814-1802 

1220 W. Hays St. 
Boise, ID 83702-5315 

1010 S. 2nd Street 
Springfield, IL 62704-3005 

P.O. Box 2467 
Indianapolis, IN 46206-2467

P.O. Box 31088 
Johnston, IA 50131-9428 

5200 SW Huntoon Street 
Topeka, KS 66604-2365 

1920 Nelson Miller Parkway 
Louisville, KY 40223-2164

Louisiana Dental Association 
7833 Office Park Blvd. 
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-7604 

PO Box 215 
Manchester, ME 04351-0215 

6410 Dobbin Road Suite F 
Columbia, MD 21045-4774 

2 Willow St Suite 200 
Fayville, MA 01745-1020 
Ellen Factor 508.480.9797, Ext. 288
Jennifer Hanlin 508.480.9797, Ext. 276

3657 Okemos Rd Suite 200 
Okemos, MI 48864-3990 

1335 Industrial Blvd NE Suite 200 
Minneapolis, MN 55413-1702 

439 Katherine Drive, # B 
Flowood, MS 39232-9781 
601.664.9696 or office@msdental.org

3340 American Ave 
Jefferson City, MO 65109 

38 S. Last Cahnce Gulch, Ste. 205
Helena, MT 59601-4139

7160 S 29th St Suite A-1 
Lincoln, NE 68516-5853 

8863 W Flamingo Rd Suite 102 
Las Vegas, NV 89147-8725 

23 South State Street 
Concord, NH 03301-3721 

One Dental Plaza
P.O. Box 6020 
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-6020  

9201 Montgomery Blvd, NE, Suite 601 
Albuquerque, NM 87111  

20 Corporate Woods Blvd # 602 
Albany, NY 12211-2396 

1600 Evans Road 
Cary, NC 27513-2790 

P. O. Box 1332 
Bismarck, ND 58502-1332 

1370 Dublin Rd. 
Columbus, OH 43215-1009

317 NE 13th St 
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2835 

PO Box 3710 
Wilsonville, OR 97070-3710 

P. O. Box 3341 
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3341 

875 Centerville Rd Bldg 4, Suite 12 
Warwick, RI 02886-4366 

120 Stonemark Lane 
Columbia, SC 29210-3841

804 N Euclid Ave, Suite 103 
PO Box 1194 
Pierre, SD 57501-1719

660 Bakers Bridge Ave, Suite 300 
Franklin, TN 37067-1686 

1946 South IH-35, Suite 400 
Austin, TX 78704 

1151 E 3900 S, Suite 160 
Salt Lake City, UT 84124-1255 

1 Kennedy Dr, Ste L3 
South Burlington, VT 05403-7165 

PO Box 11419 
St. Thomas, VI 00801-4419

PO Box 3095 
Henrico, VA 23228-9701 

126 NW Canal St 
Seattle, WA 98107-4970 

2016 1/2 Kanawha Blvd. E. 
Charleston, WV 25311-2204 
304.344.5246

6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2360 
West Allis, WI 53214-5647

259 S. Center St, Suite 201 
Casper, WY 82601-2570