Dr. Ko has been practicing dentistry for over fifteen years. He completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis with a Magna Cum Laude in Biology, and obtained his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received Dean's Scholarship for all four years. Graduating dental school with Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Ko also received Louis I. Grossman Award in Endodontics, and Academy of General Dentistry Award. To further his training, he completed his general practice residency at Harvard Medical School's Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he worked with oncology, cardiac, and other medically compromised patients. Upon the completion of his residency, Dr. Ko started serving the Milford community but also stayed on as an instructor and clinical attending at MGH. During his seven years stay at MGH, he treated medically compromised patients, lectured to dental residents, and performed full mouth rehabilitation in the OR to the under-served patient population. Dr. Ko now practices in Milford full time but enjoys going back several times a year to lecture to the dental residents at Harvard. Exposed to quality, comprehensive dentistry early on in his career, Dr. Ko strives to provide the most caring, highest quality dental care to his patients. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, and took courses at the premier Dawson Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, both internationally renowned institutions for post-graduate dental studies. Dr. Ko's clinical interest includes: cosmetic dentistry, TMJ/TMD, bite/occlusion, and implant dentistry. Dr. Ko is also a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, West Metropolitan Dental Society, Multidisciplinary Dental Institute, the Pankey Institute, the International Team for Implantology, International Implant Dental Association, and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies. Outside of the office, Dr. Ko enjoys running, snowboarding, tennis, and photography.
Each individual is unique with his or her own past life/dental experiences and expectations. In our office, we try to provide the best and most personalized care gear towards meeting your needs while understanding people come in with different obstacles to obtain what they want. We are honest and treating each patient as if they are our family (and we do mean that!)
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.
Washington University, St Louis
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
University Of Pennsylvania / School Of Dental Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2002
Brigham & Womans Hosp-Harvard U
Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
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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