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Cosmetic, General and Implant Dentistry Expert Witness

Is prepared to opine and give testimony in the following topics


Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, DDS, Dental Pain Management, Britesmile, Invisalign, Waterlase, Digital Radiography, Periodontics,

California

Expert No. 3394

California
 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012–present        Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine, Western University College of Dental Medicine
1995-present         Clinical Professor UCLA (pending), Attending, Staff, Lecturer at UCLA College of Dentistry
                                Lecturing and supervising students in a clinic setting
1991-present         General, Cosmetic, Laser & Implant Dentistry, Private Practice Brentwood CA
                               Serving over 13,000 patients on a fee-for-service basis since 1991
1989-1991             Lieutenant, United States Navy, Long Beach, CA
                               General dentistry, endodontics, emergency medicine/triage

EDUCATION

1988-1989        New York University College of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
1984-1988        New York University College of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental, Surgery Degree

LICENSURE

2013            Florida Expert Witness Certificate
2003            Nevada State
1990            California State
1988            National Board & New York State

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

2015                  Letters of Commendation for Homeless Not Toothless from: US Navy, Councilmembers, Mayor of Los Angeles, Senators from CA
2014-2015        Named “Super Dentist” by peers and featured in LA Magazine
2011-2015        Noble Bio Care, Bronze Award: Excellence in Implant Dentistry
2011                  Philanthropic Award presented by Sharon Stone on behalf of Valley Faith Council
2011                  Philanthropic Award presented by Cancer Support Community
2011                  City of Los Angeles Commendation by Senators Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Councilwoman Janice Hahn.
2010-present    Best Cosmetic Dentist Award in So. Cal by 5W
2004-present    FBI Citizens Academy
2003                  Department of Defense acknowledgment for Homeless Not Toothless and placed in over 20 national magazines
1993                 American Dental Association Community Preventative Award
1992-present   Homeless Not Toothless founder, providing over $3-Million in pro-bono treatment to Veterans, Foster children and the underserved, a 501©3 Corp
1998-present   Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Instructor

PROFESSIONAL  AFFILIATIONS

2000-present        Medical Disciplinary Committee, Delta Dental
1995-present        Expert Witness, Reviewed over 500 cases for both plaintiff and defense
1995-2008            Peer Review Committee, California Dental Association
1989-present        Member of California Dental Association
1984-present        Member of American Dental Association

 

As of January 2016, I have reviewed over 500 cases as a dental expert for malpractice, injury and peer review, averaging 60% for the plaintiff and 40% for the defense.

I have been deposed over 85 times, have been in Superior Court over 40 times, and have never been disqualified.

At least 95% of my time is spent in patient care.

I can be counted on as being ethical, competent, prepared and analytical, as well as articulate and persuasive at depositions, arbitrations and court appearances.
 


 Some lectures taught at dental schools as well as topics hired to opine on in malpractice an injury cases include:

 
•    Standard of Care
•    Cosmetic Dentistry
•    Implant Dentistry
•    Laser Dentistry / Electro-Surgery
•    Extractions, Nerve Damage (Paresthesia)
•    Root Canals (Endodontics)
•    Business: Buy/Sell Valuation
•    Crowns, Bridges, Porcelain Veneers
•    Failure to Diagnose: Cancer, Cavities, Infection, Gum Disease
•    Slip and Fall resulting in Dental Damage
•    Physical Altercation resulting in Dental Trauma
•    Auto Accidents resulting in Dental Damage, including TMJ/TMD
•    Orthodontics, Invisalign Treatment
      o    Expert 3394 has delivered more than 10,000 trays and was a finalist in 2011 at the Invisalign Summit
•    Trigeminal Neuralgia
•    Sleep Apnea
•    Fosamax and Osteonecrosis
•    Proper Charting
•    Elder Abuse
•    Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
•    Treatment Planning, Vertical Dimension, Occlusion (bite) Issues
•    Pain Management
•    Gum Issues (Periodontics)
•    Sepsis, Infection
•    Wrongful Death
•    Patent Infringement
•    Effects of Playing Musical Instruments in Regards to Dentition
•    Hospital Dentistry and Protocol and Residency Program Standards
•    Delayed Treatment and Failure to Refer
•    Effects of Martial Arts and Dentition
•    Nerve Damage (IA – Inferior Alveolar and Lingual Nerve)
•    Anti-Biotic Coverage
•    Fracture Jaw during Oral Surgery or Trauma
•    Pericoronitis (Infection Around 3rd Molar)
•    Claims Abuses (Fraudulent Claims)
•    Destroyed and Altered Files (Records)
•    Wisdom Teeth Extraction
•    Poorly Fitting Appliances (Dentures, Crowns, Implants)
•    Extraction of Wrong Tooth
•    Numbness Following Extraction
•    Lidocaine Overdose Resulting in Hospitalization or Death
•    Microleakage of Crowns
•    Pain Management
•    Medications Causing Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

 

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