Practice Models and Corporate Dentistry Consultation

Dental practice models are the types of operational or business arrangements in which dentistry is practised. Dentists and the public have raised questions about the care provided through different dental practice models, including emerging models such as corporate dentistry and direct-to-consumer dentistry.

For this reason, the College has committed to ‘Practice Models and Corporate Dentistry’ as a three-year Strategic Project under the Emerging Issues pillar of the College’s 2023-25 Strategic Plan (more detailed information about the project can also be found here).

The objectives for this strategic project are:
  • to better understand dental practice models that are operating in Ontario
  • to identify issues and opportunities related to various dental practice models, including corporate dentistry
  • to develop options to promote and assure quality of care and ensure effective regulation of dentists regardless of practice model type.
We are seeking your feedback to better understand dentists’, patients’, and other interested parties’ experiences and opinions concerning dental practice models in Ontario.

Key findings and options identified through this project will be presented in a research report which will be shared with Council to support decision-making. This report will also be published.

Tell us what you think:
  • The survey should take approximately 15 to 25 minutes to complete.
  • Click here if you would like to download a PDF list of the survey questions.
  • Survey responses will be saved and submitted when you click the ‘Next’ or ‘Done’ button on each page of the survey. You may complete a portion of the survey and return later to either finish the survey or edit your responses, however, you must use the same device and web browser that you used to start the survey.
  • All responses will be reviewed. All individual responses will remain anonymous. Organizational respondents will be identified as having responded to the survey in the Council meeting materials that are available publicly. A summary of all feedback received through the survey/via e-mail will be included in a research report on Practice Models and Corporate Dentistry and shared with College Council.
If you have any questions, please email

Thank you for participating!