Thomas H. Faerber DDS, MD, FACS is the principal surgeon of Faerber Surgical Arts. He is one of the few surgeons who provide a private, outpatient surgery center that is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Dr Faerber provides functional oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as dental implant and reconstructive bone and soft tissue grafting procedures in his AAAHC accredited office-based surgery center. Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Dr. Faerber attended Shawnee Mission South High School. He attended Kansas State University on a full football scholarship, gaining first team Academic All Big Eight awards as a linebacker in 1978 and 1979. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society comprising the top percentile of graduating medical students. He is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which denotes a top percentile ranking upon his completion of dental school at Creighton University. Dr. Faerber spent 2 years of training at Ohio State University and the remaining 5 years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Truman Medical Center. The unique combination of doctorates in medicine and dentistry, both with honors, provides Dr. Faerber a high level of insight and dedication into the jaw and facial region. He also has had previous appointments as an associate professor in both schools of medicine and dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Faerber is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is one of the few oral surgeons who is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. On the national level, Dr. Faerber is a former site surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and a former board examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. On the state level, Dr. Faerber was previously a member of the Kansas Medical Society Task Force on Office-based Surgery and served as a member on the subcommittee for guideline development. He also was previously Chairman of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Dr. Faerber has also given lectures to several national surgery organizations, as well as local organizations and groups. He holds current certifications in both ACLS and PALS. Dr. Faerber also has certification by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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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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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.
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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.
Kansas State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
UNIV OF MO-KANSAS CITY SCH OF MED
Medical School | Graduated 1990
University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated
Truman Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed
Creighton Dental School
Other Education | Completed 1984
Ohio State University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Other Education | Completed 1986
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Faerber has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Faerber has no media or publications listed.
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.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Member
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member