Improving Lives by Improving Dental Health As a dentist, I have the opportunity to better people’s lives by improving their oral health. By improving their dental health, a patient’s confidence improves, their overall health improves, and they are genuinely happier. I’m passionate about creating positive changes for my patients. I enjoy seeing the transformation that happens when a patient finishes treatment and is confident to smile again. I also enjoy complex cases, where I’m able to restore function or relieve a patient’s pain. Working with many unique people keeps me well-rounded as a person. Many of my patients have been with our practice for more than 15 years. Being able to serve these wonderful people, seeing them over the years and learning about the changes in their lives, is an opportunity not experienced by many. We also have many new patients who’ve joined our dental family over the years. I enjoy getting to know each of them, hearing about their lives and families. Dentistry is a profession that I truly love; I’m excited, every day, to be at work and spending time with my patients. Education and Continuing Education Bachelor degree, University of Nevada Las Vegas Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine Dentistry is a fast changing profession. With advances in every aspect of dental care, it’s important I stay current on the newest procedures, technology, and treatment protocols. I am involved in dental implant training at the Whitecap Institute. I also take continuing education courses in practice management, Endodontics (root canals), infection control, and many other topics. This ensures my patients receive the most advanced care available. Professional Memberships American Dental Association Nevada Dental Association Southern Nevada Dental Society Personal Life I grew up in Henderson and have lived here my whole life. My sweetheart and wife, Amy, and I have four children: Allyson, Melissa, Samantha, and Isaac. We also have a new, four-legged addition to our family: a young Chocolate Lab named Duke. When I’m not working you will find me with my family. We like spending time together, especially enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, riding ATVs, bicycling, and boating. My passion in life comes from my beliefs in God and the importance of family. Everything I do revolves around these beliefs. I believe in treating others fairly. People may not always hear what they want to hear, but I will always treat them honestly and compassionately.
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Learn about Dr. Stoker
Dr. Douglas C. Stoker has proudly served the Henderson, Las Vegas, and Boulder City, NV, communities with the finest dental care available for more than 25 years. Now, with the addition of his son, Dr. Bradley C. Stoker, experience and innovation combine to create a truly family-oriented practice. We are committed to providing a lifetime of optimum oral health to you and your family while fostering relationships based on mutual trust and the best patient care available. You can feel at ease knowing that your care will be delivered from a team with a sense of compassion, comfort, and kindnes
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.
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Unlv School Of Dental Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2012
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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.