Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist performs below the generally accepted standard of care in dentistry. For example, it may fall below the standard of care to remove a tooth when a filling is more clinically acceptable. If you visited the dentist and believe that you received unacceptable care that constituted malpractice, you can file a complaint with the dental board in the state where you received the treatment. Some states do not have a separate dental board, but combine the supervision of several medical professionals, including dentists, under one agency.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Navigate to the website of your state dental board.
Download a complaint form from the dental board's website.
Fill out the complaint form by detailing the alleged dental malpractice. Submit the complaint form in the manner required by the dental board.
Tips and warnings
- Reporting malpractice to the dental board will not allow you to recover restitution from the dentist. If you wish to seek money from the dentist, you must file a dental malpractice lawsuit. See a lawyer.
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