Before a formal complaint is made, every effort should be make to resolve any difficulties you are having directly with your dentist. If you feel unable to do this verbally, try doing it in writing.
While it is always best to contact your treating dentist in the first instance, you may wish to avail of the Dental Complaints Resolution Service. This service aims to resolve complaints submitted by patients.
If, at the end of the day, you feel you have not got satisfaction, and you wish to pursue the matter further, you should contact the Irish Dental Council .
The Dental Council is a body established by legislation to promote high standards of professional education and professional conduct among dentists and to maintain Registers of persons entitled to practise dentistry in the State.
The Council is empowered to inquire into cases of alleged professional misconduct and alleged unfitness to practise because of physical or mental disability. If you have a complaint the Council may be able to assist you.