Bruce James Dines is a Dentist - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery practicing in Watertown, NY. Started practicing 1986. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION American Dental Association American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons American Dental Society of Anesthesiology New York State Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Surgery at Samaritan Medical Center Jefferson County Dental Society Lewis County Dental Society HOSPITAL AFFILIATION Samaritan Medical Center FORMS OF PAYMENT Our practice accepts cash, checks, and most major credit cards. We offer financing through CareCredit. INSURANCES ACCEPTED We accept most major insurances including Medicaid. HOURS Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM WEBSITE http://www.blackriveroralsurgery. com/ ...See Less
I have always been uneasy about going to the dentist. Dr. Dines and Dr. Garcia-Rivera put me at ease. There was no long waiting, and Dr. Garcia-Rivera was generous and kind with his time, explaining thoroughly about the procedure to be performed. I suffered no undue pain, and the implant was performed without much discomfort. He also performed extractions which were accomplished before I realized they were completed. I was totally satisfied with his service.
? Dorothy J. Geno, Watertown
You will receive the highest level of care in dental surgery and procedures from Black River Oral Surgery & Implant Center in Watertown or Gouverneur, NY. With their expertise and many years of experience, Dr. Dines and Dr. Garcia-Rivera are committed to providing you with superior dental services. Black River Oral Surgery & Implant Center is a locally owned, full-service oral and maxillofacial surgery facility. For more than 30 years, we have offered a full array of services, including dental implants, impactions, extractions, and in-office anesthesia. We are also on staff at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown and Gouverneur Hospital in Gouverneur. Our team is comprised of trained licensed practical nurses and registered nurses who assist our doctors in professional care. Our staff is encouraged to continue their education and certifications to assure excellence in all the care we offer.
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?
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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 Pittsburgh-Bs Biology
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine-D.M.D.
Medical School | Graduated 1986
General Practice-University Of Louisville, Kentucky
Residency Hospital | Completed
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery-Medical University Of South Carolina
Residency Hospital | Completed
American Board Of Dental Anesthesiology
Other Education | Completed
Board Certifications-American Board Of Oral Surgery
Other Education | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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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