Dr. Sarka has practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Maine for over 10 years, and is excited to be practicing in Waterville. Dr. Sarka is married to Sue and they have two children. Although not true "Mainers", the Sarka family has lived in Maine for many years now and consider Maine their home. Dr. Sarka is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he earned his B.S. degree in Engineering in 1987. Upon completing his Army service as an Infantry Officer, he put his education to use as an engineer for a computer company in Silicon Valley. He returned to school, and earned his D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California in 1998. During his residency training in Pittsburgh, PA, he also completed medical school and received his M.D. in 2004 from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Sarka was classically trained in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is licensed to practice in the state of Maine. Dr. Sarka is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and maintains active memberships in the American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Maine Medical Association and the Maine State Dental Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a Diplomat of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Sarka has current staff privileges at Maine General in Augusta and Maine Medical Center in Portland. Dr. Sarka's clinical interests include Dental Surgery, Routine Extractions, Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth, Pre-prosthetic Surgery, Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, Oral Pathology, and Anesthesia. Dr. Sarka is an innovative and compassionate physician and surgeon. He is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care, and strives to deliver the best possible experience to each and every one of his patients.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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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.
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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.
United States Military Academy, West Point
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 2002
University Of The Pacific School Of Dentistry In San Francisco, California-D.D.S.
Medical School | Graduated 1998
University Of Pittsburgh-Md
Other Education | Completed 2002
University Of Pittsburgh-Oral Surgery Certificate
Other Education | Completed 2004
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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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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Dr. Sarka Says:
Thank you for taking the time to comment on our practice. We appreciate your kind words and take all constructive criticism seriously in order to provide patients with the best care and experience possible. Sincerely, Dr. Greg Sarka