My Mission “I enjoy taking care of my patients and forming relationships with each of them. Their best interests are my top priority. It’s important to me that I educate them on the importance of lifetime care and consistently maintaining good oral health.” Education DDS, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry – Columbus, OHMS, The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences – Columbus, OHBS, Microbiology, The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences – Columbus, OH Continuing Education & Professional Memberships Dr. Blankenship is a Cerec Mentor and trainer for Advanced Training and In-Office Training, has completed Fellowships in Neuromuscular and Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the World Laser Institute. Dr. Blankenship has also given general lectures on Dental Sleep Medicine, as well as for the Las Vegas Institute and Somnodent Company. Dr. Blankenship is a member of the International Association for Comprehensive Esthetics, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Florida Dental Association, North Florida Dental Association, Jacksonville Dental Society, Beaches Study Club and Implant Study Club. Life & Hobbies Dr. Blankenship currently resides in Jacksonville Beach with his wife and children. He is on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Fortis College for Dental Assistant Training. He also donates his personal time and expertise to the Salzbacher Clinic and local schools to educate young children, and is involved with the Jacksonville Running Club. In his free time, he enjoys golf, flying and biking.
“I’m truly honored to practice dentistry. Besides teeth, the profession deals with so many other important aspects of living healthy, including promoting overall health, preventing health issues and increasing my patients’ self-esteem.”
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.
The Ohio State Univ
Undergraduate School | Graduated
The Ohio State University
Medical School | Graduated
Academy Of General Dentistry
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
International Academy is Comprehensive Aesthetics
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
International Congress of Oral Implantogy
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Blankenship has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Blankenship 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.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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