Dr. Stephen Clark, a United States Air Force Veteran, has been in the Dentistryand Orthodontic Specialty Profession for over 45 years. Dr. Stephen Clark chose the Profession of Orthodontics by way of his family Dentist. Like his father, Dr. Clark, as a child, thought he would grow up to be a Pharmacist. However, as a teenager, he noticed that his family Dentist seemed tohave a good time on days off hunting and fishing. Dr. Clark made a visit with hisDentist who encouraged him to pursue Dentistry – especially since Dr. Clark hadstraight A's in school. After graduating Dentistry School, Dr. Clark went on tospecialize in Orthodontics. He enjoys the feeling of accomplishing great smiles forhis patients – start to finish – as well as working on the age group that comes withthe Orthodontic Profession.What makes Dr. Clark's practice unique is his effort and kindness when it comesto keeping his patients happy. He offers affordable prices, the shortest treatmenttime possible, and the best outcome possible. Dr. Clark surrounds himself withthe best and friendliest staff. Several on his staff have remained with him for overtwenty-five years which means they'll remember you each time you come in foryour treatments. Dr. Clark is currently treating the third generation of patients,giving families great smiles.Orthodontics is currently progressing in the field of 3D Digital Imagery and itstechnology is ever-changing. "Having a "metal mouth" in the 21 st Century is a lotless painful (and a lot more cool) than it was in the 20 th Century," says Dr. Clark.Dr. Clark enjoys traveling both in the United States and around the World. Hisfavorite Country to visit, thus far, has been Mongolia. Besides traveling, Dr. Clarkis an avid golfer and spends time with his grandchildren. Dr. Clark is a Sportsmanwhen it comes to hunting, having received the Grand Slam of North AmericanWild Sheep Award and the Super World Grand Slam Award. FORMS OF PAYMENT All Major Credit Cards, Cash, Checks. We also have in office financing with no interest. INSURANCES ACCEPTED Aetna Ameritas Assurant Health CompBenefits Corp. Delta Dental Dental Network of America DenteMax Dominion Insurance Guardian Humana MetLife Medicaid Principal Financial Group Scion Dental United Concordia HOURS Mon-Thurs: 8-4:30PM
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.
What is medical malpractice?
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 Missouri At Kansas City-D.D.S.
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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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