General Dentistry Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

General dentistry, Orthodontics, Cosmetic, Oral Surgery, Implants TMJ/TMD dysfunction,Children’s Dental Health, Interproximal Reduction and Lower Incisor Extraction in Adult Orthodontics, Occlusal Change Through Orthodontics in TMD Patients, Myofascial Pain, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Crowns, Veneers, Bridges, Implants

CURRENT PRACTICE

I am a solo practitioner as an employee of my own corporation.  I have been in practice for 33 years. I practiced in Boston, MA for 1 year and in San Diego, CA for 32 years where I practice today.  The scope of my practice includes General dentistry, Orthodontics, Cosmetic, Oral Surgery, Implants and TMJ/TMD dysfunction. I have also been an expert witness since 1984, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Consulting Dentist For:

ABC News “Staying Healthy” reports from 1985 to present

Fox Network News “Children’s Dental Health”

San Diego CW6 News “What Your Teeth Reveal About the Rest of Your Body” (Systemic Disease)

KPBS “TMJ-TMD Temporomandibular Disorders”

AWARDS

Best of San Diego “Best of Award” 2002, 2003

Consumer’s Research Council of America “America’s Top Dentist” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

San Diego Magazine “Top Dentist” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

U.S. Commerce Association “San Diego Award” 2011

LECTURES PRESENTED

Available on full CV

LICENSES

– State of Massachusetts, License  1980
– State of California, License  1980
– Drug Enforcement Agency,

EDUCATION

University of Vermont, 1972-1976, B.A.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1977-1980, D.M.D.

SOCIETIES

– San Diego County Dental Society                           – American Dental Association
– California Dental Society                                        – American Orthodontic Society

CONTINUING EDUCATION BACKGROUND

A. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

  • Terry Tanaka, D.D.S., San Diego, California
  • Errol Loder, D.D.S., Long Island, New York
  • Paul Keller, D.D.S., St. Louis, Missouri
  • Don Ralphs, D.D.S., Washington
  • Owen Rogal, D.D.S., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

B. Orthodontics

  • Waldemar Brehm D.D.S., Encinitas, California
  •  Straight Wire Technique, Beginning and Advanced Coursed
  • John Witzig, D.D.S., Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Removable and Fixed Appliances
  • World Orthodontic Symposium, San Diego, California
  • American Orthodontic Society (lectures), San Francisco, California
  • Invisalign Premier Provider

C. Dental Implants
– Tom Golec, D.D.S.

EXPERIENCE

A.    I have treated over 2,000 patients who have had TMJ dysfunction due to chronic or acute trauma conditions. I have experience with TMJ arthroscopic surgery as an assistant surgeon.

I have testified as an expert witness on many occasions in arbitration as well as in jury trials.  I have experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

I have lectured on TMJ dysfunction to chiropractors and physical therapists with emphasis on the significance of proper early diagnosis and effective therapy techniques.

B.    Solo Practitioner in the San Diego area from 1983 – present

C.    Externship: Six weeks at Rhode Island State Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island; providing free comprehensive dental care to all eligible patients in the state.
Dr. Steven Hodosh, 145 Whitmarsh Street, Providence, RI 02907

D.     Selective Programs

(a) Oral Surgery; clinical program for exposure to more difficult problems involving infections and facial trauma with special emphasis on difficult extractions of wisdom teeth.

Preceptor: Dr. Chris H. Doku, Department of Oral Surgery
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

(b) Clinical Program in Periodontics; exposure to graduate program with assistance in more complicated cases and special emphasis on problems and their solutions.  Three week program.

Preceptor: Dr. Smulow, Chairman of Periodontics
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

(c) Crown and Bridge: additional knowledge and skill gained in more advanced fixed dental.

Preceptor: Dr. Douglas Riis
Department of Restorative Dentistry
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

(d) Endodontics; additional clinical experience and exposure to the graduate program.  Assistance in more involved and difficult cases with special emphasis on problems and their solutions.

Preceptor: Dr. J. Tenca, Chairman, Department of Endodontics
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

(e) Hypnosis; lectures on current theories of behavior control and practice in applying techniques derived from these theories in the management of odontophobia and other manifestations of apprehensions associated with the delivery of oral health care.

Preceptor: Dr. A. Forgione
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts


 

 

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