A native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Joseph grew up in Laurel Run and graduated from James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, in 1997. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Temple University, Philadelphia, in 2001. Dr. Joseph went on to achieve her dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2005. Since graduation, she has consistently applied herself to continuing education so she can provide her patients the latest treatment options and techniques in the field. Dr Joseph is an active member of the dental community. First, as a member of the Luzerne County Dental Society, she served as their president in 2012, and is currently a board member. She is also a member of both the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr Joseph also finds it important to be a part of the business and residential community that exists in Downtown Wilkes-Barre. Since choosing to relocate her practice in 2014, Dr Joseph has enjoyed becoming a part of the growth and development of the downtown, and is currently a member of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association. Dr. Joseph's goal as a dentist is to create a respected dental practice where patients feel comfortable and confident about the quality of dental care received. She focuses a great deal on the prevention of dental disease through patient education, and works to be sure her patients have all the tools and knowledge necessary to maintain oral health. She takes pride in her brand new office, which is very modern, with new equipment and the latest technology. When not in the office, Dr. Joseph most enjoys spending time with her family, especially her daughter. She also enjoys a good glass of wine and travelling whenever possible.
We understand that many patients feel anxious about visiting the dentist. That's why at our Wilkes-Barre, PA dental practice, we take the time to understand your concerns and address any fears you may have about receiving dental treatment. We believe that when patients have the information they need about their dental options, they will have the confidence to take charge of their oral health. Dr. Joseph takes a thorough, detailed approach as she works with patients to achieve the beautiful smile they desire.
Using the latest equipment in the field, we deliver efficient and effective results. Our priority is to keep you informed about all your dental treatment options and to promptly answer any questions, whether you call or visit us. We accept patients from all around the area including Wilkes-Barre, Kingston and surrounding areas to view the pages of our website to learn about our general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services for improving your smile.
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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.
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 2001
Temple University School Of Dentistry
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
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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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