Dr. Lemmon was born and raised in Yuma. Growing up he enjoyed the usual activities that Yumans become accustom to. During the winter months the sand dunes were his favorite activities. During the summer months skiing on the Colorado River was his favorite pass-time. These experiences at a young age instilled in him a desire to raise a family in Yuma and bring them up doing the same things he enjoyed as a youth. Dr. Lemmon met his wife Zulema in Mexico. They have been married for 14 years and have four children. Dr. Lemmon attended Arizona State University and then went to University of Colorado in Denver where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Science and graduated from the School of Dentistry Magna Cumme Laude with his doctorate degree. After graduation, Dr. Lemmon and his family moved to the big city of Dallas, TX where he was an intern at Baylor College of Dentistry and Baylor University Hospital in their Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dept. This is where Dr. Lemmon developed his love for oral surgery and obtained the training necessary to offer IV sedation as a service in his practice. Dr. Lemmon returned to Yuma in June of 2008 and began working as an associate dentist in other Yuma practices. Dr. Lemmon is very excited to now have a place to call his own and provide wonderful dentistry to patients in Yuma and the Foothills.
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Learn about Dr. Lemmon
I welcome you to our practice! Here at Picacho Family Dental we are committed to providing quality dental care in a comfortable environment. We all know how important our teeth are. They give us self-confidence when we have the ability to show off our smile to others. They help us maintain our health by aiding in the digestive process when we eat. They help us retain a youthful appearance by supporting our lips and cheeks throughout our lives. Because of these simple reasons it is of upmost importance to me to help all my patients retain their natural dentition. Unfortunately neglect and infrequent visits to the dentist can lead to conditions (tooth decay and gum disease) which require the removal of teeth because of pain and infection. For this reason we try to stress to all of our patients the importance of dental health maintenance, regular cleanings and checkups, to prevent big problems from occurring.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.
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.
Arizona State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School | Graduated
School Of Dentistry Magna Cumme Laude
Medical School | Graduated
Baylor College Of Dentistry
Internship Hospital | Completed
Baylor University Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Lemmon has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Lemmon 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.
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