Dr. Sugg is one of the highest-regarded dentists in the nation. With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Sugg performs an unrivaled range of procedures. Wheatland Dental Care combines old-fashioned service with the most up-to-date leading edge dental technology on the planet. Sometimes called "The Dentist to the Stars," Dr. Sugg counts numerous pro athletes and politicians as his patients, several of whom live in other states and fly in the see Dr. Sugg. However, Wheatland Dental Care treats all of its customers as VIP with Dr. Sugg himself spending a great deal of time with each patient to understand their dental needs. Dr. Sugg is a member of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy's Hall of Fame, and the only dentist in the USA treating Sleep Apnea & TMJ for the NFL Players Association. National football league athletes like Derek Kennard and Erik Dickerson have made Wheatland Dental Care their go-to for all their dental needs. Dr. Sugg is also trusted by real coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast from the movie 'Remember the Titans' He has consulted for the U.S. Army's All-American Bowl and United States Figure Skating Championship The NFLPA selected Dr. Sugg, the only dentist in the USA treating Sleep Apnea and TMJ for the NFLPA Dr. Sugg's careful attention to the needs of his patients has made him the recipient of several awards. First dentist ever to be inducted into the ASBA Hall of Fame Dr. Sugg is a Board Member and Diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy First recipient of Gems Five Diamond Award for Lifetime Professional Achievement A dental consultant for high-profile needs from Presidential campaigns to the Olympics. Dr. Sugg was selected as the Dental Consultant for the communications sector during the presidential inauguration in 2001 Dr. Sugg was selected for dental care during the 2000 and 2004 Olympics In his tenure, Dr. Sugg has also served as the Dentist for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl & the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Dr. Sugg, of Wheatland Dental Care in Dallas, Texas, is known for treating chronic sleep disorders like sleep apnea for athletes within the Pro Player Health Alliance. Dr. Sugg has taken years of additional training in Neuromuscular dentistry, and is one of only about 1,000 true Neuromuscular dentists in the world. Due to Dr. Sugg's experience and education, he has had the opportunity to speak about how Neuromuscular dentistry can alleviate a variety of systemic disorders.
We practice people-oriented dentistry. If you feel nervous about having dental procedures done, we can help calm your fears. We go out of our way to make your visit a comfortable and pleasant experience, providing amenities such as coffee and juice, even stereo headphones. Evening and weekend appointments are available to accommodate your needs.
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 Tennessee
Medical School | Graduated 1969
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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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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