Dr. Lach has practiced as a specialist in Orthodontics in the Orlando area for over 25 years and over that time he has helped transform nearly 20,000 beautiful new smiles. Dr. Lach is a strong supporter of our community and our schools and has sponsored hundreds of events and athletic teams for schoolchildren, parent/teacher organizations, and local charity events. Dr. Lach has also reached out to many underprivileged families in our area by starting his own charity known as the Smiles for Hope Foundation. which provides needy families and children in the area with a beautiful new smile, who otherwise would not have that opportunity. Dr. Lach graduated at the top of his class from the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, recognized national and internationally for its excellence in dental education. He also was awarded a Master’s Degree (MS) in Oral Biology from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry for his original research on how computers can simulate and predict changes following orthodontic treatment. Dr. Lach spends on average 50-100 hours in advanced continuing education each year and has been a significant part of many innovative advances in the specialty field of orthodontics. He was the first doctor in the area to bring futuristic 3D scanning, printing, and high tech robotics to his Central Florida practice. He was also one of the first doctor specialists in the area to work with Invisalign and since then has become one of the area’s only Elite preferred Invisalign Specialists, which is a designation awarded to the top 1% of doctors in the world with the highest level of training and expertise with Invisalign. Dr. Lach also has had the experience of teaching orthodontics to dental students at the University of Florida College of Dentistry as an assistant professor of orthodontics. Dr. Lach grew up in a small Midwest town near Akron, Ohio, and has a younger brother and older sister, mother and father, and lots of aunts and uncles and cousins all living in the area. He and his wife, Hope, have three children named Grant, Bryce and Emmie, a golden retriever named Sanford, a Jack Russell terrier named Fee Fee, and 2 cats named Lolly and Pop. Dr. Lach is a very active outdoorsman and a former Division 1 and semiprofessional soccer player, and also enjoys waterskiing, boating, golfing, and just relaxing and spending time at the beach with his family.
As a leading Orlando Orthodontist, Dr. Lach, Dr. Penny and his team would like to extend a very warm and friendly welcome to our family of nearly 20,000 beautiful new smiles. Our sole purpose is to serve you and exceed your expectations as a Florida Orthodontist and provide you with an experience that will make you smile for lifetime!
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 Louisville
Medical School | Graduated 1991
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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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