Dr. John Spann is a native of Louisiana. He completed his undergraduate studies at Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Academic All-American. He graduated with honors with his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship and Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1999, where he served as chief resident and received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He received his board certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002. He is a member of the Chattanooga Area Dental Society and the Tennessee Dental Association. He is active in the Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral an Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Spann maintains staff privileges at all area hospitals. He is a regular speaker among various study groups in the Chattanooga area, and also is an ITI Study Club Director for furthering the education of dental implants. Dr. Spann enjoys traveling, LSU Football, skiing and being with his three daughters. He is on the Board of Trustees at Girls Preparatory School and participates in activities with his church. He and his wife Stacey, a Chattanooga native, moved to Chattanooga in 1999 to join Associates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery....See Less
Board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons Wayne E. Tipps, DDS; Steven P. Tipps, DDS; Harry (Hal) Jones, DDS; John A. Spann, DDS; Ivo Aaron Miller, DDS; and Brandon K. Cannon, DDS, have more than 100 years combined experience. They are uniquely qualified and skillfully trained, providing personalized care ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. Our doctors also offer a full range of dental implant and bone graft procedures as well as the treatment of facial injuries, facial pain, and TMJ disorders. They are trained in conscious and general anesthesia providing treatment in a safe and comfortable environment. Our multifaceted oral and maxillofacial surgery center, the region’s only AAAHC accredited oral surgery center, is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. Our surgeons are complemented by highly trained personnel. Our caring and compassionate doctors and staff will make every attempt to ensure your experience with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We invite you to come and visit our office and experience for yourself what makes us unique.
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.
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated
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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