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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 a native North Carolinian who moved to Georgia after completing his undergraduate work at Davidson College in 1984. He enrolled in the Allied Health School at Emory University to pursue a master’s in medical science degree in anesthesia. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Dr. Whitesides began working as a physician’s assistant in anesthesia Crawford Long Hospital. He is only one of the two oral-maxillofacial surgeons in the United States who currently hold a Masters Degree in Anesthesia and is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

A prolific writer, Dr. Whitesides has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is an author of two book chapters.

Dr. Whitesides lectures on many contemporary topics in oral-maxillofacial surgery including Dental Implants, Trauma, and Risk Management. He is currently on the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia Maxi-Course and the California Implant Institute

Services Include:
  • Distraction Osteogenesis - Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis for Dental Implants, Mandibular Advancement, Mandible Reconstruction, Mandible Widening
  • Dental Infections / Pathology
  • Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
  • Wisdom Teeth and Extractions
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • BMP
  • Dental Implants - One Day Teeth, All on Four, Bone Grafting
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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.

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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 provided quality dental care for over 30 years. He is dedicated to offering the latest in Cosmetic Dentistry with an emphasis on patient comfort.

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.

Through his extensive education and experience, Dr. Suway proves to be highly skilled in a variety of areas, including:
  • General Dentistry
  • Advanced Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
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.

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Willeam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI
Owner
! Northgate Square
Suite 100
Greensburg PA 15601
USA
phone: 724-205-6449
fax: 878-295-8653
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Bill Choby DMD PC provides a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality Dental Care available. Modern dental technology allows them the opportunity to provide high quality solutions to oral health care whether complex oral reconstruction with implants or a simple dental examination.

Services Provided:
  • Implants - Dental Implants, Mini Implants
  • Cosmetic Dentistry - Lumineers, Veneers, Whitening, Bonding
  • Endodontics - Root Canal, Apicoectomy
  • Restorative Dentistry - Bridges, Crowns, Dentures, Bonding
  • Periodontics - Bone Grafting, Gum Grafting, Crown Lengthening, Frenectomy, Occlusal Adjustment, Osseous Grafting, Scaling / Root Planing
  • Oral Surgery - Extractions, Bone Grafting, Facial Trauma, Oral Pathology, Sleep Apnea
  • Orthodontics - TMJ, Night Guards
Willeam Choby Dentistry Oral Surgery Expert PhotoPrincipal, Willeam 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).

Dr. Choby is recognized as One of America's Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America. He recently demonstrated an innovative root canal system before the American Association of Endodontists in Washington DC.

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Joseph E. Gian-Grasso, DMD
7601 Castor Ave., Suite 300
Philadelphia PA 19152
USA
phone: 215-722-4290
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Joseph E. Gian-Grasso, DMD, has over 40 years of experience specializing in the areas of Periodontics and Dental Implantology. He served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Post-Graduate Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology at Temple University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Gian-Grasso is a past President of the Academy of Osseointegration, an organization dedicated to the highest standard in patient care, research and education with 6,000 professionals in 70 countries. He served as a trustee of the American Academy of Periodontology for six years. Dr. Gian-Grasso is a National spokesperson for the American Academy of Periodontology. He also served as a Director of the Implantology Center at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He lectures in the areas of:

Periodontics - Prosthodontics - Dental Implantology - Reconstructive Periodontics

Dr. Gian-Grasso has served on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine for sixteen years, and currently serves on the Dean’s Council. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Gian-Grasso is past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Periodontists and Philadelphia Society of Periodontology. He has been chosen by his peers as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America & is a Philadelphia Magazine “Top Dentist”. Dr. Gian-Grasso has been the recipient of many prestigious dental and periodontology awards, including the Abram Cohen Award, the American Academy of Periodontology Award, the Lactona Award, and the University of Pennsylvania University and Dental Alumni Awards of Merit.

Litigation Support - Dr. Gian-Grasso provides expert witness services to counsel representing plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease Diagnosis
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment
  • Periodontal Treatment Planning and Sequence
  • Dental Bone and Gum Infection
  • Dental Bone Loss
  • Bone and Gum Preservation
  • Bone and Gum Preservation Regeneration
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    1918 S. Blue Island Ave
    Chicago IL 60608
    USA
    phone: 773-447-4161
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    Dr. Nicholas E. Panomitros, DDS, MA, JD, LLM is a licensed Dentist and Attorney who also holds an LLM. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1989 has taught in the Restorative Dentistry department since 2007. Dr. Panomitros also teaches at the Kennedy King College Dental Hygiene program.

    Dr. Panomitros earned both of his law degrees from The John Marshall Law School. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow of the College of Legal Medicine, and is a Diplomate of the ICOI. Dr Panomitros also holds a certificate in Public Health Informatics. He is a dental examiner for the Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS) and North Eastern Regional Boards (NERB).

    Dr. Panomitros offers Expert Witness Services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He is available for medical record review and consultation.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Dental and Implant Restoration Dentistry
    • Dental Anesthesiology
    • Dental Care Analysis
    • Dental Implants
    • Dental Nerve Damage
  • Odontology
  • Malpractice - Dentistry / Odontology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orofacial Pain Disorders
  • Third Party Injuries-Dentistry
  • Courses Taught:
    • Oral Pathology
    • Radiology
    • Head & Neck Anatomy
    • Oral Histology
    • Full Denture Course
    • Dental Materials
    • Dental Ethics
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    Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    242 N. Glendale Ave.
    Glendale CA 91206
    USA
    phone: 818-388-2737
    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
    • Dental Implants
    • Bone Grafting
    • Dento-alveolar Surgery
  • Reconstructive Jaw Surgery
  • Facial Trauma
  • Oral Pathology - Tumor Excisions
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Dr. Kotikian is focused on patient care. He has been an expert witness on over 100 malpractice cases, given depositions on over 50 cases and testified at court over the past seven years. He routinely lectures on subjects related to his field at both the local and national level. Topics include his areas of specialization such as Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma, Infections, Oral Pathology Resection and Reconstruction, Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (surgical and non-surgical), and Craniofacial Anomalies (orthognathic surgery / corrective jaw surgery)Dr. Kotikian has been featured in the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Glendale Newspress and many other local newspapers for his work in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has also been featured on CNN Headline News local edition and the Diane Sawyer Nightly News on ABC.Dr. Kotikian is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Southern California Orofacial Academy.

    View Dr. Kotikian's Expert Witness Profile.He has been retained on nerve injury cases, wrong tooth extraction cases, wrongful death/anesthesia complications, dental implant complications, head and neck infection cases, misdiagnosed pathology, jaw fracture due to extraction cases, TMJ and all aspects of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
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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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    As of Jan 2018: I have been deposed over 100 times; reviewed over 650 cases for both defense and plaintiff including peer review, accidents, and malpractice. 60% plaintiff / 40% defense. I have qualified in Superior Court over 50 times and never been disqualified. At least 95% of my time is spent in patient care.

    I can be counted on to being 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 175 times. (http://www.drjaydds.com/expert-testimony - click on Media Coverage / Write ups)



    I hold professorship at both UCLA College of Dentistry as well as Western University College of Dental Medicine.



    Licensed in 42 states to opine on standard of

    care, with specific license in California, Nevada, and the

    Northeast as well as a Florida Expert Certification.

    Graduated NYU 1988; Lieutenant, United States Navy 1989-

    91; private practice Brentwood, CA since 1991 – serving over 13,000 patients on a fee for service basis;

    Professorship at 2 Universities: UCLA School of dentistry as well as Western University College of dental medicine.





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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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    Park Blvd Dentistry takes great satisfaction in helping you achieve and maintain optimal Oral Health. With the use of digital x-rays and intra-oral photography, a comprehensive clinical exam and appropriate soft tissue screenings, Park Blvd Dentistry will provide information on oral health that will help patients make optimal treatment decisions.

    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. She and her staff maintain the highest accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay current on the latest trends in dentistry.

    A graduate of Loyola University School of Dentistry, Dr. Szeszycki has been in clinical practice since 1982. A published author, she has authored many articles relating to the dental profession.

    Services Include:
    • Preventative & Cleanings
    • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Crown & Bridge
    • Veneers
    • Restorations
    • Bonding
    • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Whitening Teeth
  • Dentures
  • Implants
  • Periodontal
  • Extractions
  • Pain Management
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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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    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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    Avrum R. Goldstein, DMD, FRCD(c)
    P O Box 365, 8805 Tamiami Trail North
    Naples FL 34108
    USA
    phone: 508-524-1919
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    Avrum R. Goldstein, DMD, FRCD(c) is an experienced Periodontist with over 40 years of experience. He received his dental degree in Canada and his specialty certification at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board Certified in the United States as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and in Canada as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists.

    Having placed thousands of dental implants since 1988, Dr. Goldstein is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry, including 25 years of experience with implant dentistry. He has been very involved in dental education, having written many scientific articles and lectured both at home and abroad. Dr. Goldstein's academic appointments include 15 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Nova Southeastern University

    Services Include:
    • Dental Implants
    • Scaling and Root Planing
    • Pocket Elimination Surgery
    • Guided Tissue Regeneration
  • Ridge Augmentation/Guided Bone Regeneration
  • Gum Recession
  • Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation / Ovate Pontic Design
  • Crown Lengthening
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