Dentists face highest complaint rate

A dentist who charged a patient $6000 for a procedure he quoted at $3000 is among 855 cases identified in a new report showing a higher rate of complaints against dentists than doctors.

Queensland’s independent health watchdog released a report on Friday showing the 2011 complaint rate for registered dental practitioners was considerably higher than the complaint rate for registered doctors.

There were 9.2 complaints per 100 dentists, compared with four