A continual student, Dr. Andow has participated in advanced education classes concerning the topics of gum disease, cosmetic dentistry, implants, Invisalign® technology, teeth whitening, restorative dentistry, Lumineers®, CAD/CAM technology, children’s dentistry, complete dental makeovers, oral surgery and root canal therapy. He is licensed in the state of Colorado and a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), the Holistic Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the Colorado Prosthodontic Society and the Denver Implant Study Club. He volunteers his time with such worthy causes as Kids in Need of Dentistry, the Dental Lifeline Network (formally the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped) and the Smile Again Program. Special awards obtained by Dr. Andow include: Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry Inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honorary Society Awarded the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Award Completed a General Practice Residency Program at Denver General Hospital Awarded fellowship status to the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
The passion of Dr. Ken Andow and his dental team is immediately evident the minute you walk into their office. It is unlike any other because you're always their number one priority. From a warm greeting, to making you comfortable and listening to your individual concerns, it's obvious you'll be treated just like you were one of their very own family. They're dedicated to providing you with the personalized, relaxed dental care that you deserve. And the rest of your family...they'll always receive that same kind of care.
Even though Dr. Andow is trained in all the newest state-of-the-art cosmetic, implant and technological advances in dentistry, he is ultimately concerned about your overall health and well-being. He and his dental team continually strive to provide you with the most conservative optimal oral health procedures through mercury-free and metal-free dentistry. They also provide a gluten-free environment.
Being committed to your healthy, beautiful smile doesn’t tell the whole story. Improving your oral health and appearance and, in turn, your over-all mental and physical health will make a significant difference in your life. You become more confident and satisfied with yourself. You approach life with a whole new outlook, one of poised, self-assurance.
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.
The Ohio State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
Ohio State University / College of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1983
Denver General Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
The International Congress Of Oral Implantologists
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Andow has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Andow 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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