More about Vivian DeLuca DMD, FAGD, FADIA, Born as Vivian Celeste Terhune, Vivian was raised in (Beavercreek) Dayton, Ohio with her four brothers and a sister and graduated from the Ohio State University, with a Fine Arts degree, a BA in Sculpture, in 1987. Within 6 months of graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, California and she was hired out of the dental chair to manage her dentist's office in Santa Ana, CA. After one year in dental management she became a Certified Dental Assistant for an elite Prosthedontic Dental Practice for four years then became an Orthodontics Assistant for four years. The more she learned the more she wanted to know. When her employers stopped answering her questions she quite work and went to Dental School at University of Florida College of Dentistry and joined the United States Navy Dental Corp. Afterward, she completed a one year residency: Advanced Education in General Dentistry, in Okinawa Japan with the Dental Corp. She spent two years in Japan before being transferred back to the U.S. for her final tour of duty at the Navy Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Georgia. After completing her active duty military tour, still know as Dr. Terhune, she relocated to Tampa Florida where she and her husband Tony DeLuca wed and have made their home. Dr. DeLuca has continued to train annually to be able to provide the best comprehensive care available including one year with the Dawson Center for Advanced Dentistry, Frank Spears for Esthetic Dentistry, Bill Strupp for Multi-discipline Complex Case Dentistry; Conscious Sedation Dentistry through DOCS association; three years of training in implant dentistry through the American Dental Implant Association in Miami where she has earned her Fellowship in Implantology and is working on her Mastership in Implantology, she studied for two years in Esthetic Dentistry, Endodontic Dentistry (Weathers and Buchanan), Bell Leadership Manangement, and Smile Design with Veneers, Porcelain Inlays and Onlays.
With Dr. DeLuca and Team, You will LOVE . . . coming to the dentist! You will notice the difference the minute you walk in the door! Our unique caring team puts you at ease, and will have you laughing in no time. Our 'All Digital Paperless' office was designed differently to provide you with the latest in State-of-the-Art dental technology in a comfortable, modern, 'home-like' setting. Our doctor, Vivian DeLuca, trains monthly to be able offer you many treatment options to suit your needs. From SEDATION DENTISTRY and NITROUS OXIDE to "permanent tooth replacement" with Single Dental IMPLANTS; Implant-Supported DENTURES, Mini-Implant Supported DENTURES, and Custom-Fit 'Natural Look ' Dentures provided to patients who happily come from as far away as LakeLand, Zephyrhills and even Orlando for our gentle quality care.
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.
Ohio State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 2001
Us Navy Dental Corp-Aegd Residency
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
Fellowship With The American Dental Implant Association
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Other Education | Completed 2001
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Deluca has no awards or honors listed.
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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