Dr. Philip Friedman is a fourth generation Savannahian. His great-grandmother founded Friedman's Art Store in the early 1900s. After attending the Savannah Country Day School, Dr. Friedman graduated from the University of Georgia. He completed his dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1993. Dr. Friedman was the president of his class in dental school during his four years at Marquette. He worked with former Governor Tommy Thompson (WI) to expand quality dental care for the indigent, senior citizens, and patients with special needs. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Friedman completed a general practice residency at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Friedman served as a clinical dentist at the Armstrong Atlantic University School of Dental Hygiene between 1994 and 1996. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Friedman opened his practice in 1994 after returning home to Savannah. He focuses his practice on family and cosmetic dentistry. His practice philosophy is patient-centered where the emphasis is on prevention of dental disease through education of his patients. Dr. Friedman resides in Savannah with his wife Lisa and their two children, Josh and Callie. Dr. Friedman is active in his son's Boy Scout Troop (7) and is also a supporter of scouting. He also participates in hobbies such as home music production and recording where he enjoys singing, playing guitar, bass, piano and drums, and composing music in his home studio. Physical health is also very important to Dr. Friedman. He is a board member and past president of the Team Savannah Olympic Weightlifting Program. Dr. Friedman began his weightlifting career at the age of nine with the help of coaches Howard and Michael Cohen. He has been a state and a national Junior Olympic champion, and has won the National Masters tournament twice. In 1981 Dr. Friedman was the bronze medalist in the Maccabia Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2008 he was the bronze medalist in the Pan-American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Friedman continues to train and compete with his two children. And one more fun fact about Dr. Friedman: He loves cooking! In 2007 he donated one of his favorite recipes to a fundraising cooking competition "100 Celebrity Men Who Cook" to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Dr. Friedman's Sunday pot roast recipe took first place for a great cause!
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Learn about Dr. Friedman
Welcome to our Savannah dentist office, nestled in the heart of midtown Savannah. We cater to the needs of you and your entire family. We are familiar with the different stages of tooth development from children to seniors, and administer family and cosmetic dentist treatments in a kind and gentle manner. One of the best Savannah dentists, our goal is to help you maintain optimum oral health and to achieve the smile you desire. Dr. Friedman and his staff are friendly and warm, and our office is relaxing and comfortable.
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.
University Of Georgia
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Marquette University / School Of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1993
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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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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