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No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.
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.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.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.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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.
Graduated in 2012
Completed in 2015
Graduated in 2005
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A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM), Dr. Bednar has recently completed her Orthodontic training at her alma mater, specializing in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. A board eligible orthodontist, her orthodontic training included both conventional and Invisalign certifications. Her master's thesis research "Palatal and Alveolar Tissue Deficiency in Infants with Complete Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate" has been submitted for publication in The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. Born and raised in Marblehead, Ma, Dr. Bednar graduated from Marblehead High School and Providence College. Post graduation she set sail for more tropical waters working on charter yachts in the Caribbean. Sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving became her daily routine. And as they say, "the rest is history." Over her dental career she has worked extensively with patients with special needs as well as those in underserved communities. Her international work in Guatemala with Dentistry For All and national work with Special Olympics Special Smiles has taught her invaluable lessons in the world of oral health. With numerous awards including Massachusetts Dental Society "Ten Under 10: Highlighting Our Profession" For Significant Contributions to the Dental Profession and Community, BUGSDM "Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Patient and Practice Management," BUGSDM "Richard Forcucci Alumni Award," BUGSDM"Contribution to Global Health through International Volunteer Service Award," Senator Thomas M. McGee, Massachusetts Senator "Recognition of Outstanding Efforts" and speaking engagements such as Special Olympics USA National Games, Omaha, NE "Health Symposium Improving Health for People with Intellectual Disability—Policy, Practice and Possibility, University of Nebraska" it's no wonder that Dr. Katy Bednar has a tremendous gift for working with patients from a myriad of backgrounds.
Compared to traditional orthodontic techniques, Bidimensional orthodontics creates more predictable tooth movements, reduced chair time and excellent esthetic and functional results. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Bednar has privately practiced and taught the Bidimensional technique at Boston University. Come visit us today for your FREE CONSULT!