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Dental malpractice & Dental Injury expert testimony.

As of Jan 2022: I have been deposed over 100 times; reviewed over 900 cases for both defense and plaintiff including peer review, accidents, and malpractice. 53% defense / 47% plaintiff. I have qualified in Superior Court over 50 times and have never been disqualified. At least 95% of my time is spent in patient care. 

I can be counted on to be ethical, competent, prepared and analytical as well as articulate and persuasive at depositions and court appearances. Published and have been written about in print, radio, and TV over 245 times. (

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I hold two current professorships: UCLA School of Dentistry & NYU College of Dentistry, and I am a former Professor at Western University College of Dental Medicine (2013-2018). Licensed in 42 states to opine on the standard of care, with specific licenses in California, Nevada, New Mexico and the Northeast as well as a Florida Expert Certification. Graduated NYU 1988; GPR Residency NYU 1989, Lieutenant, United States Navy 1989- 91; private practice Brentwood, CA since 1991 – serving over 13,000 patients on a fee-for-service basis.


Founder of the non-profit “Homeless Not Toothless” (, which has made it possible for over 100,000 homeless Veterans, women of domestic abuse and foster children to receive over $7.7 million in pro-bono dental care. Member: American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics: 2013-present, ADA since 1991 and Peer Review Committee ADA 1995-2009, Delta Dental Peer Review 2000-present       


Professional Affiliations:

American Legion; Medical Disciplinary Committee Delta Dental; 15 years on the CA Dental Association Peer Review Committee; American Dental Association; Expert Witness, Veteran Administration QME examiner

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