What is the Provincial Dental Board?

The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia is a legislated body mandated to protect the general public interests in matters related to the delivery of dental care.

This mandate is fulfilled by assuring that only properly trained, qualified and licensed personnel render dental treatment and that the treatment is of a reasonable standard.

The Provincial Dental Board consists of fourteen members; seven members appointed by Government and seven members are appointed by the Professional Associations of dentists and dental assistants. The Board reports annually to the Minister of Health.

The Board administers the provisions of the Dental Act and Regulations. The Dental Act empowers the dental profession as the sole providers of dental care for Nova Scotians. With this responsibility comes the privilege of self-regulation which in turn demands responsible action.