Doctor Alford was born in Mobile Alabama of a military family. His father was a career soldier and aviator in the United States Air Force and was also a decorated war hero in WWII and unfortunately a prisioner of war in Germany. Dr. Alford received his undergraduate degree in 1969 with majors in Mathematics, Physics, Aerodynamics, Biology and Chemistry. He entered the USAF like his father and was trained to be a Jet Pilot, Aircraft Commander and Flight Instructor. He saw service in Viet Nam and was decorated twice with the Distinquished Air Medal. He left the USAF in 1974 as a Flight Examiner and Instructor and today continues his avocation as a certified flight instructor. In 1974 he entered the University of Alabama, School of Dentistry and graduated with honors in 1978. He was voted into the National Honor Dental Society (Omicron Kappa Upsilon)), PHI PHI chapter and received the Academy of General Dentistry Award for excellence voted by all the university professors, as well as the Lazanski Award for excellence in Oral Surgery. The Dean and Professors of the University of Alabama ranked Dr. Alford at the top of his class upon graduation. More Recently Dr. Alford received the "2011, 2012 and 2013, 2014 and 2015 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Dentist". Dr. Alford diligently continues his quest for learning and education and recently received his certification in Facial Rejuvenation with PDO Threads from CosmoFrance. He is also one of a handful of Dentist in the United States certified in "Disclusion Time Reduction" Therapy (DTR) in the management of Oro facial and TMD Pain. Dr. Alford moved to Bradenton in 1978 and began his dental practice with special emphasis in Cosmetic Reconstruction, Implants and Cosmetic enhancements with lazer whitening. He entered the United States Dental Institute for continued education and completed a full course ( 5 years) in functional orthepedics with additional training in orthodontics. He realized he needed to be more knowledgeable in functional occlusion and began taking courses in TMJ, full mouth reconstruction, nathology (function) of the jaws, and prosthodontic reconstruction with IMPLANTS. He continues to attend courses from leading clinicians throughout the world and recently attended the World Conference on Implant Therapy in Las Vegas bringing back to Bradenton the most current treatments being offered utilizing computer imaging technology and Laser Application to current dental procedures. Beginning in November 2011 through February 2012 Dr. Alford completed the requirements to receive his MASTERS CERTIFICATION in LASER Dentistry from Biolase which is the world leader in medical and dental laser education and manufacturing. His office hosts the Largest Laser Study Club in the United States with the objective to educated all dentist in the use of modern dental lasers. Dr. Alford also devotes his time to teaching. He is a visiting clinical instructor at the University of Alabama and LECOM School of Dentistry in Bradenton, Florida in Laser Technology. Additionally he teachs facial anatomy, facial rejuvenation and PRP procedures for the International Association of Facial Esthetics. The Advanced Dental Cosmetic Center is also a state certified training facility for the Manatee Technical Institute dental assisting program. Dr. T also teaches cosmetic reconstruction utilizing the most current technology in Zirconia and E-max based crowns and bridges, and CAD SIM /CAD CAM prosthesis, Veneers and Implant supported crowns to visiting dentist on a one on one basis. Dr. Alford is only one of 12 other dentist in the United States that works with Eddie Corrales from CADSMILES in California. The Advanced Dental Cosmetic Center and Dr. Alford has provided more Ceramic Restorations utilizing CEREC Technology for smile reconstruction with Mr. Eddie Correlas than any other dentist in the US. Dr. Alford is a member of the American Dental Society, Manatee County Dental Society, West Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Computer Dentistry, International Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. the World Clinical Laser Institute, International Academy of Facial Esthetics, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, The American Academy of Facial Esthetics and The Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society. From January 2011 to January 2016 Dr. Alford has been awarded the honor of "America's Top Dentist" for 6 years running in the field of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry by the Consumers Research Council of America.
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.
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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.
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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.
Rollins College Winter Park Florida
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
U of the Philippines
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
University of Alabama At Birmingham / School of Dentistry
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
University of Alabama At Birmingham / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1978
United States Dental Institute-Fixed and Orthopedic Functional Orthodontic Appliances
Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
Northwestern School Of Dentistry
Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
World Clinical Laser Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
Advanced Training In Implant, Periodontal and Laser Therapy For Dentistry
Other Education | Completed 2013
Choa Pinhole Gingival Surgery Training
Other Education | Completed 2014
Dr. Sam Lowe Advanced Periodontal Laser Training
Other Education | Completed 2014
Northwestern Sponsored Implant Training With Branemark
Other Education | Completed 1984
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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