Dr. Shane K. Blacker graduated from Case Western Reserve University Dental School after receiving his Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. Following dental school he entered and completed a general practice residency at the University Of Utah Hospital. He then pursued his orthodontic specialty training at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center for 2 years. Dr. Blacker has achieved the prestigious status of diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This is a rigorous program of testing and review that only one in four Orthodontists ever achieve. Additionally, Dr. Blacker is an active member of the American Board or Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Arizona Orthodontic Society, Arizona Orthodontic Study Club and the Saguaro Dental Club. He believes that it is vital to continue updating his education by attending professional meetings, scientific lectures, and advanced education courses in the fields of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. By staying current with advances in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Blacker is able to provide patients with both well founded, scientifically sound treatment that is up to date. Born and raised in Idaho, Dr. Blacker settled in Arizona to enjoy its warm weather. Dr. Blacker loves to spend time with his wife and six children; in fact, you just might see him at his children's dance recitals and Little League games. He is active in the communities of Chandler and Tempe where he works with the Boy Scouts and his church organization. A fierce fan of the Sun Devils, Diamondbacks and Cardinals, he watches as many games as he can. He is also an avid golfer and, although his spare time is limited, he enjoys a game on any of the many golf courses around the valley. The journey continues for Dr. Blacker as he attends workshops and courses designed to stay abreast of the future of orthodontics; all the very things that allow him to make valuable contributions to the communities of Tempe and Chandler.
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At the Dental Comfort Center in Sioux Falls, SD, we strive to make your dental experience as comfortable and stress free as possible. A trip to the dentist doesn't have to be filled with anxiety! We believe in compassionate, informed dental care and making positive patient experiences our first priority.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
Case Western Reserve University
Medical School | Graduated 2002
Creighton University School Of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 2006
University of Rochester
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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