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 is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Nova Southeastern University. He has placed thousands of dental implants during his career and is currently licensed in New York.
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.
John O. Winter, DDS, is a Dental Malpractice and InjuryExpert with 20 years practicing as a full-time general dentist, and over 16 years as a knowledgeable and effective full time dental expert witness and consultant to attorneys and national insurance companies.
Background Experience - In 1981, Dr. Winter entered private general dentistry practice in New York which provided a deep knowledge base of risk management and enhancement of the criteria in the evaluation of the Dental Standard of Care. In 2002, he began collaboration with major national insurance companies providing defense to claims of dental negligence and malpractice allegations. Dr. Winter is actively licensed by the state of New York to practice dentistry and is a member of the National Association of Dental Consultants.
Dr. Winter has completed over 400 assignments on liability claims and suits ranging to one million dollar demands. He has saved insurance companies on aggregate over $10 million dollars in settlements and payouts.
Litigation Support - Dr. Winter's cases involve Dental Malpractice requiring an expert to provide dental records and case review for Certificate of Merit, Affidavit of Merit, Deposition and Testimony. His services are also available to Insurance Company dental claim managers requiring defense services for their dental claims and dentist insured clients, and State Attorneys General requiring Medicaid investigation into dental treatment records and billing.
Dr. Winter can be counted on to be an ethical, respectful, well organized and prompt worker. He possesses articulate and persuasive speaking abilities to effectively communicate complex dental procedures and terminology in understandable layman terms for client attorneys and juries, at depositions, and court appearances.
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
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 100 malpractice cases, given depositions on over 50 cases and testified at court over the past six years. His cases have included a wide variety of issues related to the Oral and Maxillofacial region including
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
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). 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: