General Cosmetic Dental Technician Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Dentist, Dental Technician, Cosmetic Dentistry,

Expert is part of a small elite group of dentists who are also laboratory Certified Dental Technicians. This combination of experience as both a dentist and a skilled ceramic technician has aided in the development of unique restorative and laboratory procedures. Many of his articles (over 80) have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Presently, he is the Collaborative Section Editor for Inside Dentistry as well as serving on the editorial advisory board for Inside Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and Inside Dental Technology.
In addition to his position as Adjunct Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Expert has been teaching cosmetic dentistry in the AEGD residency program with an emphasis porcelain veneers since 1998. He received his dental degree from Georgetown University in 1976 He is a Life member of the American Dental Association, and received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1997. He is also a member of the International Association of Dental Research and the Academy of Dental Materials. Expert lectures nationally and internationally and maintains a private practice in Middleburg, Virginia.

EDUCATION

Georgetown University School of Dentistry, DDS 1976
St. Mary’s College of California, BS, 1972

MILITARY SERVICE

US Air Force 1976- 78, Capt. Dental Corps

POSTDOCTURAL TRAINING

General Practice Residency, US Air Force

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Adjunct Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry, Dept. of General Practice Dentistry, 1998-present
Clinical Director, Columbus Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry
Columbus, Ohio 1997

MEMBERSHIP – PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Virginia Dental Association
Northern Virginia Dental Association
International Association of Dental Research
Academy of Dental Materials
International Academy of Adhesive Dentistry
National Association of Dental Laboratories

MEMBERSHIP IN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Planning Commission. Middleburg VA 1980 -1987

SPECIAL AWARDS

Mastership – Academy of General Dentistry, 1997
Fellowship – Academy of General Dentistry, 1984

MAJOR COMMITTEES:

Continuing Education Committee, Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry, 2003 – present
Secretary – Treasurer, Loudoun County Dental Society, 1989 – 1991

OTHER SIGNIFICANT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Instructor- Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency Program, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry, 1997- present

Appointments:

Section Editor for Collaborative Dentistry: Inside Dentistry 2012 – present
Editorial Advisory Board: Inside Dentistry 2007 – present
Editorial Advisory Board: Inside Dental Technology 2009-present
Editorial Advisory Board: Compendium of Continuing
Education In Dentistry. 2012 – to present
Editorial Advisory Board: Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry 2002 – 2009

Teaching experience: Continuing Education Courses

Successful Porcelain Veneers: A step-by-step approach.
Advanced Laminate Veneer Preparations.
The Art of Aesthetic Dentistry.
Everyday Occlusion.
Zirconium: The Art of Metal-Free Restorations.
Designing aesthetic smiles through the daVinci method and creating optical illusions with mock-up models.
Adobe Photoshop Elements and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Lunchtime crowns – Getting more out of your Cerec.
What your dental technician would love to tell you but is afraid to say.

Expert Witness training: 28 hours – SEAK Organization

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