Already established and recognized as one of Oklahoma's leading providers of metal-free dentistry, Dr. Terry Bass now stands on the forefront of making 21st-century dental procedures affordable to almost anyone. His mission is to make available the world of exceptional dental care to his patients for the lifelong satisfaction of looking good and feeling good. To that end, Dr. Bass participates in over 100 course hours of continuing education each year. His post-graduate study at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies includes work in the fields of occlusion, advanced anterior aesthetics, advanced posterior aesthetics and artistry in direct bonding. An Oklahoma native and in practice in the Oklahoma City area for almost 24 years, Dr. Bass is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He earned his DDS from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1982. Upon graduating, Dr. Bass taught dentistry at his alma mater and joined the Public Health Service Migrant Farm Worker Dental Program as director. He has also served as a dental resident at Oklahoma Memorial Children's Hospital, University Hospital and Veterans Hospital. He and his wife of almost twenty years, Louise, have two children. Dr. Bass and his family are devoted to a number of charitable endeavors around the Oklahoma City area. Organizations and Affiliations: ADA – American Dental Association AGD – Academy of General Dentistry Graduate of Misch Institute DOCS – Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Volunteers at Good Shepherd Mission Director of Lighthouse Triathlon Assists with the Ronald McDonald House projects
Welcome to the office of Terry Bass, D.D.S., where smiles come to shine. Dr. Terry Bass offers a wide range of dental services at our Oklahoma City dental office. We offer our patients an office with state-of-the-art dental technology to treat all their dental needs.
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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?
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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.
Oklahoma State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1982
National Health Services
Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
Oklahoma Childrens Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
Other Education | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Bass has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Bass 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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