For more information on uniform guidelines and procedures for the investigation of ethics complaints, read New York State Dental Association's Ethics Manual.
The Peer Review process is an impartial, confidential way to resolve complaints about the appropriateness of care and quality of treatment performed by NYSDA member dentists. Peer Review is conducted by committees of volunteer dentists in accordance with the NYSDA Peer Review Manual and the NYSDA Agreement to Submit to Peer Review. There is no charge for this service. If treatment is found to be acceptable, the doctor receives the fees owed by the patient. Parties cannot sue subsequent to a Peer Review decision. The process has been upheld repeatedly by the courts. For more information, read A Guide to Peer Review.