Dr. Benjamin Patterson, DDS, FACP, graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2005. Upon graduating, he entered a prosthodontic residency with the United States Army. He completed his specialty training in 2008. By early 2009 he had achieved board certification through the American Board of Prosthodontics, becoming a Diplomat of the Board and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He served in the US Army for seven years, the last four in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Patterson left Active Duty Service in 2012 and entered private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Patterson has a passion for improving patient’s oral health as well as boosting their confidence in their smile. His specialty training allows him to provide his patients with the highest quality and expertise in meeting their dental goals. He deeply believes in helping patients to understand their treatment options. Together they make informed decisions about which treatments are right for the patient’s situation. In his spare time, Dr. Patterson enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, exercising and reading. Dr. Patterson is also a board-game fanatic and an excellent cook. Although not a native of Colorado, he and his family are from the Mountain West and have always intended to return to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. They are thrilled to now call Colorado “home!”
There is an old saying that there is more than one way to bake a cake. This is definitely the case in dentistry. Whether you need a single crown, dentures or full-mouth rehabilitation, there are many different options and levels of care available. At Mountain Springs Advanced Dental, we start every treatment by discovering what your wishes are for your smile.
We believe that the first and most important question we can ask is, “What do you want?” Once we know your vision, we will work with you to develop a plan to get you there. In some cases, this may require collaboration with other dental specialties and/or your general dentist. Often we can do all the work ourselves. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual patient. We never use a “one-size-fits-all” approach and will only perform treatment once you fully understand and consent to the plan. Our goal is that you are clear about every aspect of your treatment, including what is being done and why. It’s your mouth. Let us help you optimize your smile!
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.
Education data for Dr. Patterson is unavailable at this time.
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Patterson has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Patterson has no media or publications listed.
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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