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Malpractice (Dentistry/Odontology)

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Dental malpractice & Dental Injury expert testimony.

As of January 2024: I have been deposed over 150 times and reviewed over 1,000 cases for both defense and plaintiff, including peer review, accidents, and malpractice. 52% defense / 48% plaintiff. I have qualified in Superior Court over 75 times and have never been disqualified on the stand or prior to trial. At least 95% of my time is spent in patient care.

I can be counted on to be ethical, competent, prepared, analytical, articulate, and persuasive at depositions and court appearances. As of February 2024, there are over 297 published articles, write-ups and lectures in print, radio, and TV.

I hold two current professorships: UCLA School of Dentistry (Volunteer) & NYU College of Dentistry. 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- 1991; private practice Brentwood, CA since 1991 – serving over 15,000 patients on a fee-for-service basis.

Founder of the non-profit “Homeless Not Toothless”, which has made it possible for over 124,000 homeless Veterans, women of domestic abuse and foster children to receive over $10 million in pro-bono dental care.

American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics: 2013-present, American Dental Association (ADA) since 1991 Peer Review Committee ADA 1995-2009, American Legion 2018 - present Medical Disciplinary Committee Delta Dental 2000-present; Veteran Administration QME Examiner 2019-present

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