Dr. Thomas is a general dentist and has a passion for excellence in dental health and aesthetic reconstruction. Dr. Joe Thomas established a state-of-the-art dental practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Practicing general dentistry and providing nonsurgical and surgical care to thousands of citizens in Florida, with a strong emphasis on surgery, dental implant placement, extreme makeovers, cosmetic reconstruction, public education, and prevention of dental disease. Chairman of the State of Florida – Board of Dentistry – Gubernatorial Appointee Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (D.D.S.) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D) The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi-Course Prestigious Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry (M.A.G.D) Over 1400 hours of post-doctoral dental continuing education Fellowship and Inducted into International College of Dentists Fellowship in the International Congress of Implantology Fellowship and Inducted into American College of Dentists Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient Pro-bono volunteer Dentistry to the financially challenged at the county Health Departments and Clinics Guest lectures at UF, Nova Southeastern University and LECOM Schools/Colleges of Dental Medicine Some of Dr. Joe Thomas hobbies include Philanthropy, full contact Martial Arts, and vacation travel with his wife Beth and children, Curran and Kritika.
A practicing dentist for over 26 years, Dr. Joe Thomas brings his "Patients First" philosophy to the Treasure Coast and Southeast Florida area.
It's all about "YOU." Utilizing out-of-this-world services including diagnostic 3D CBCT Scans, Digital Radiography, Intra-Oral Photography, Oral-Cancer Screening, Same Day Non-Metal Crowns, Aesthetic Fillings, Removable Dentures and Partials, Periodontal Therapies, Implant Surgical Placement and Reconstruction. YOU will be pampered in a fun and memorable environment.
It's our goal to provide you with oral therapy, aesthetic dental options, healthy choices, lifelong relationships and smiles, while respecting your autonomy.
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.
UMKC School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated
Diplomate of the International Congress of Implantologists
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017
Fellowship in the American Academy of Implantology
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Thomas has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Thomas 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.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Member
American Dental Association, Member
American Orthodontic Society, Member
Atlantic Indian Association, Member
Florida Dental Association, Member
Gubernatorial Appointee and Memeber of the Florida Board of Dentistry, Member
Inducted Fellow - American College of Dentists, Member
Inducted Fellow - International College of Dentists, Member
International Congress of Oral Implantology, Member
March of Dimes Supporter and past Director, Member