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Avrum R. Goldstein, DMD, FRCD(C)
33A Edgerton Drive
N. Falmouth MA 02556
USA
phone: 508-524-1919
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Avrum R. Goldstein, DMD, FRCD(C) is Board Certified in Periodontics, both in Canada, as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists, as well as in the United States, as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics. Dr. Goldstein has over 40 years of experience in his field.

Dr. Goldstein has excellent academic credentials, including 15 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. He has placed thousands of dental implants during his career and is currently licensed in MA, CT and NY.

Dr. Goldstein has been offering litigation support services to attorneys for over 25 years. He is an excellent writer, an articulate speaker and an experienced teacher. He understands both patients and dentists.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Gum Disease
  • Periodontics
  • Infection in the Mouth
  • Loss of Teeth
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Problems with Crowns
  • Poor Dental Esthetics
  • Extractions
  • Bone Loss
  • Decay
  • Sinus Perforation
  • Loss of Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Dental Malpractice
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    Willeam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI
    5840 Route 981 South
    Suite 104
    Latrobe PA 15650
    USA
    phone: 724-539-7685
    fax: 724-539-7086
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    Willeam Choby Dentistry Oral Surgery Expert PhotoWilleam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI, has over 40 years of experience Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He is a Board Certified Implant Dentist that perfoms both the Surgery and the Restoration of Implant Teeth.

    A “Master” in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), Dr. Choby has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and an example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. Masters have accepted the charge to keep abreast of advances in dentistry for the benefit of patients and the betterment of dentistry.

    Dr. Choby is also a Fellow in the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (FICCMO), earned a Masters of Public Administration (MPA), and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI). He is recognized as One of America's Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Choby's expertise is frequently called upon for second opinions for quality assurance companies, peer review panels, workmen's compensation disputes, automobile accident claims, dental insurance companies, physicians, attorneys, and other dentists. He has offered his expert opinion in more than 100 dental malpractice cases, inspected over 1,100 dental offices for insurance companies, and performed over 1,000 second opinion case reviews, IMEs and peer reviews. His cases have included issues concerning:
    • Dental Implant Surgery
    • Dental Implant Restorations
    • Neuromuscular Occlusion
    • Crowns
    • Bridges / Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers
  • Extractions
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Treatment
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    Charles S. Syers D.D.S., M.A. Syers
    D.D.S., M.A.
    P.O. Box 1879
    San Mateo CA 94401
    USA
    phone: 650-347-2614
    fax: 650-347-2680
    Dr. Charles S. Syers, D.D.S., M.A., is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he has been Chief of Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery for over 20 years. He is an Associate Professor at two dental schools and the recipient of the "Most Valued Professor" award. Dr. Syers is also an Associate Editor of "The American Journal of Pain Management."

    Dr. Syers has been acknowledged as a Daubert qualified expert in over 6 states. He has performed qualified medical and dental exams concerning issues of apportionment and disability ratings. He has also been acknowledged as a Forensic Investigator by the courts in criminal matters. Dr. Syers is also an expert in the area of appropriate and necessary care and treatment of injury.

    Dr. Syers lectures extensively in the following areas:
    • Dental and Medical Malpractice
    • Nerve Injury
    • Traumatic Injury
    • Injury to the Temporo Mandibular Joints
    Dr. Syers is available for case support and analysis with respect to issues concerning standard of care and proposed treatment. Dr. Syers offers a free telephone consultation.

    Please contact Dr. Syers at 650-347-2614 or legaldent@aol.com.
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    Eugene F. Young, DDS, FAGD
    Geber
    360 El Greco Drive
    Osprey FL 34229
    USA
    phone: 704-472-2968
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    Eugene Young Dentistry Expert PhotoEugene F. Young, DDS, FAGD, is an experienced Dental Consultant with 35 years of experience administering a private practice and 13 years consulting with insurance companies in dentistry.

    Utilizing his years of dental experience, Dr. Young can deliver litigation case evaluation and Dental Expert Testimony services for civil and criminal cases, as well as cases involving state and federal correctional institutions. Dr. Young is available for both Defendant and Plaintiff work.


    Consulting Experience:
    • Metropolitan Insurance Company - Dental / Craniomandibular Disorders (1987-2012)
    • Cleveland Memorial Hospital - On Staff Dentist for Emergency Room Cases (1987 - 1990)
    • Consultant, National Dental Consultants
    • Medical and Dental Consultants, PA - General Dentistry, Implants, Preventative Care
    • National Dental Consultants (NADENT) - Dental and TMJ Claims
    Dr. Young served as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry for eight years. He has been awarded a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
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    Dr. Phillip R. Devore, DDS
    201 Luxaire Court
    Las Vegas NV 89144
    USA
    phone: 702-804-8800
    fax: 702-804-8700
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    Dr. Phillip R. Devore, DDS actively practices and teaches General, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Devore has advanced training in Implant Placement and Restoration, Oral Surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers, Root Canals, and Dentures. He is the recipient of many honors and awards in his field of expertise.

    Dr. Devore graduated from UCLA in 1980, lectured there part-time for 18 years, and lectured and consulted in over thirty states, attending 1,800 dental offices. With considerable training in both dentistry and business, Dr. Devore chairs the business classroom course and is a clinical instructor in the student dental clinic at UNLV. His courses prepare students to operate a small business and to thrive in the competitive environment outside of school. Dr. Devore covers such diverse issues as Ethics and Accounting in order to expose them to subjects that are not otherwise found in the curriculum. He is also the immediate past Editor of the NDA Journal.

    Dr. Devore is an Expert Witness, Case Planner, and Evaluator to the legal profession, particularly in regard to Professional Liability matters. He offers Expert Witness advice on case viability and strategic planning for depositions and trial, and testifies in affidavits, depositions and at trial. He is licensed to practice in both California and Nevada.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Aesthetic Dentistry
    • Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
    • Dental Care Analysis
    • Dental Implants
    • Dentistry / Odontology
    • General Dentistry
    Associations & Memberships
    • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Las Vegas Dentist Member of American Academy of Cosemetic Dentistry
    • American Dental Association
    • Nevada Dental Association
    • Southern Nevada Dental Association
    • Academy of General Dentistry
    • Pierre Fauchard Fellow
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    Sharon Szeszycki DDS
    CEO
    45 S Park Blvd Ste 190
    Glen Ellyn IL 60137
    USA
    phone: 630-817-5426
    fax: 630-474-0597
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    Dr. Sharon Szeszycki, DDS is a practicing Dentist and a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. Continuing education seminars allow her to stay current with the many changes occurring in the field of dentistry today.

    For almost 20 years, Dr. Szeszycki worked at the local level on the Mediation and Peer Review committees for the Chicago Dental Society helping patients and dentists alike resolve their differences. She currently works at the state level to review those cases that cannot be resolved at the local level.

    For the last 6 years, Dr. Szeszycki has been working successfully as an Expert Witness in the legal arena for cases involving Dental Malpractice. Her ability to deconstruct a case and to work with legal colleagues to formulate appropriate resolutions has provided her with much professional satisfaction. Working with peer organizations for over 20 years has given her a perspective that many in the dental malpractice profession find of value.

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    10/20/2014 · Dental - Dentistry
    I have often wondered why attorneys wait so long to contact someone like me to render opinions on their dental malpractice cases. By the time I have been contacted, those things deemed important to achieve success for their clients from a legal perspective have long been established and I am brought in to provide the support for their conclusions. While I have been successful in supporting most of the conclusions established, there have been discussions of what might have been if I had been brought in sooner.

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    Jay Grossman, DDS
    11980 San Vicente, Suite 507
    Los Angeles CA 90049
    USA
    phone: 310-820-0123
    fax: 310-207-3784
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    Dr. Jay S. Grossman was accepted to NYU College of Dentistry at the age of 19. After completing a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he joined the Navy and completed a tour of duty as a Lieutenant in the Dental Corp. Since 1991 he started his own practice in Brentwood, California and has been practicing there ever since. As a dental expert, he has been involved in over 470 dental malpractice, peer review and injury cases, deposed over 80 times, in Superior Court over 40 times, and never been disqualified. He is averaging 60% for the plaintiff and 40% for the defense and spends at least 95% of his time patient care. Published and have been written about in print, radio and TV over 116 times. He is qualified to offer an expert opinion in 42 states due to his 3 licenses and 1 expert certificate.

    Founder of the non-profit “Homeless Not Toothless” (www.homelessnottoothless.org), he has made it possible for tens of thousands of homeless Veterans and foster children to receive over $2 million in pro-bono dental care. Dr. Grossman is an attending staff member at UCLA College of Dentistry and a clinic associate professor of dental medicine at Western University College of Dentistry.

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    Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS
    242 N. Glendale Ave.
    Glendale CA 91206
    USA
    phone: 818-945-9686 or 818-484-8939
    fax: 818-649-1207
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    Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS, is double board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In the clinic setting, Dr. Kotikian routinely performs IV sedations for complex cases including impacted wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting and tumor excisions. He specializes in:
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma
    • Infections
    • Oral Pathology Resection and Reconstruction
    • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (surgical and non-surgical)
    • Craniofacial Anomalies (orthognathic surgery / corrective jaw surgery)
    Litigation Support - A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kotikian has extensive experience as an expert witness in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry. His Dental law and Dentistry services have been requested all over the country.

    Dr. Kotikian has been an expert witness on over 40 malpractice cases and given depositions on over 20 cases over the past five years. His cases have included a wide variety of issues related to the Oral and Maxillofacial region including
    • Oral Pathology
    • Nerve Injuries
    • TMJ Issues
    • Oral Trauma
    • Oral and Facial Fractures and Lacerations
    • Injuries related to Extraction of Teeth
    • Injuries related to Dental Implant \ Surgery
    • Orthognathic Surgery Complications
    • Head and Neck Infections related to Teeth and Salivary Glands
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    Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
    1820 The Exchange, SE
    Suite 600
    Atlanta GA 30339
    USA
    phone: 770-953-1752
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    Wayne Suway Dentistry Expert PhotoDr. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD, has been a practicing General Dentist for over 30 years. Considered a leader in dentistry by his peers, Dr. Suway has had extensive dental training, has received professional recognition for his work, and continues to pursue additional dental education to offer patients the latest and best level of care.

    Litigation Support - Since 1987, Dr. Suway has worked as an expert witness for attorneys that have represented St. Paul and CNA insurance carriers. He has provided reviews, depositions, and trial testimonies for Dental Malpractice cases.

    Dr. Suway is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Emory University School of Dentistry and received his Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University. Dr. Suway also completed a one-year program in implant dentistry under the American Academy of Implant Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia. He is licensed to practice dentistry in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New York.

    For over a decade, Dr. Suway has been recognized as a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry – a prestigious award in the dental field. With more than 1,000 hours of additional education in applied dental techniques and technology, Dr. Suway combines more than three decades of experience with continuous training in the General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Implant Dentistry fields to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible.

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    4700 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
    # 400
    Dunwoody GA 30338
    USA
    phone: 404-932-9964
    fax: 770-393-8855
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    Lee WhitesidesDr. Lee (Mac) Whitesides, DDS, MMS is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Whitesides is one of only two oral-maxillofacial surgeons in the United States who currently hold a Masters degree in Anesthesia and is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He has extensive experience with Distraction Osteogenesis for the Maxillofacial Skeleton, generating sufficient quantity of bone height and width to provide the appropriate foundation for Dental Implants.

    Education / Training: BS in Biology at Davison Collage 1984; MMSc. in Anesthesia at Emory University 1986; DMD in Dentistry at Georgia Regents University 1992; General Practice Residency Maimonidies Med Center 1993; Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Univ. Maryland Medical Systems 1997.

    Dr. Whitesides offers litigation support services for Standard of Care issues involving Anesthesia and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He has reviewed over 100 cases, been deposed four times, and testified in court three times. His services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Professional Affiliations:
    • Diplomate: American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • American Dental Association
    • Georgia Dental Association
    Honors & Awards:
    • President School of Allied Health Emory University
    • Recipient of American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Award
    • Appointed to the National Dean's List
    • Member of All-American Scholar's Society
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    12/31/2014 · Dental - Dentistry
    Oral cancer is the sixth most common malignancy diagnosed in the United States. It represents 3 to 5% of all cancers in America. This translates in over 43,000 new cases of oral cancers yearly (1996 figures). In 1996 in the U.S., there were 8,260 deaths directly attributed to oral cancer. In the state of Georgia, 680 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed, and 190 deaths occurred from oral cancer in 1996.

    11/25/2014 · Dental - Dentistry
    As dentistry becomes more competitive, dentists are increasingly looking at unique ways to separate their practices and develop a niche. One such niche lies in the offering of patients' sedation and/or general anesthesia, commonly called "sleep dentistry" during the dental treatment. Since studies show 30% to 50% of Americans avoid the dentists because of fear issues, providing such a service appears to serve a need.

    10/16/2014 · Dental - Dentistry
    A new complication from treatment with bisphosphonates has become an important disease condition for the dental professional to recognize. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) manifests itself as devitalized exposed bone in the maxillofacial region. Patients may be considered to have BRONJ, if all three of the following are presented simultaneously:

    Injuries to the inferior alveolar and lingual nerve continued to be a significant source of litigation for the dental professional. Approximately 10% of cases of dental malpractice are a result of nerve injury. Perhaps the genesis of the high number of lawsuits proportional to the overall number of surgeries lies in the sequelae of a nerve injury. The sequelae can range from relatively minor annoying numbness to intractable pain and the anesthesia to the area of the nerve supply.

    Supernumerary teeth in the absence of syndromes such as cleidocranial dysplasia or Gardner's is a rare event1-3. The most common supernumerary tooth is the mesiodens which appears in the maxillary midline.3 The exact etiology of supernumerary teeth is unclear but many theories exist in an attempt to explain why extra teeth are present in some individuals.