Pierce County Dental Society offers a free mediation service to the public for
members of the Pierce County Dental Society
What is peer review?
Peer review is a mechanism by which organized dentistry demonstrates the appropriateness and quality of the care it renders. It provides an expert and credible system for resolving disagreements that cannot be resolved at an earlier, more informal stage.
Peer review panels are composed of dentists with appropriate credentials who conduct hearings, review evidence, and make objective decisions based on the findings. Peer review panel members are volunteers who practice and live in your local community.
Peer review is not a court of law, has no disciplinary powers, and is not a punitive process. The purpose is to help educate, mediate, clarify, and, where necessary, exercise remedial procedures. Peer review is voluntary, however all parties must comply with the findings of an arbitrated settlement. Peer review does not consider cases that are in litigation.
If you are having a conflict with a dentist in Pierce County about appropriateness and/or quality of care, click on the link below to see if your dentist is a member of the Pierce County Dental Society. Click here to see if your dentist is a member of PCDS.
If you have a complaint and your dentist is a member of the PCDS, please call the PCDS Central Office at (253) 272-9960.