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 125 malpractice cases, given depositions on over 65 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
More information at www.oralsurgeryexpertwitness.com
Subject Matter Expert In Restorative Dentistry for Dental Board of California
UCLA School of Dentistry Faculty
Private Practice General Dentist
Ardeshir S. Khou, DDS, specializes in Restorative Dentistry and is licensed to practice in multiple states. He has extensive experience treating patients of all ages in his West Los Angeles practice.
Dr. Khou serves as a faculty member and lecturer in the Division of Constitutive / Regenerative Sciences, Section of Restorative, at the UCLA School of Dentistry. In this capacity, he works with graduating dental students as they work on patients and trains them in technical, clinical, ethical, and patient interaction skills. He is also a Certified Instructor of the American Heart Association and has trained dentists and dental auxiliary personnel in providing CPR and preventing Emergency scenarios in dental offices.
Litigation Support - Dr. Khou is also a Subject Matter Expert for the Dental Board of California. He has served as an expert in both Plaintiff and Defense cases. He has also been involved as a subject matter expert in numerous board complaints and pre-trial litigations and has worked on a wide range of dental standard of care issues.
Areas of Expertise:
All Phases of Restorative Dentistry
Standard of Care Protocols
Failure to Diagnose Oral Diseases or Cancers
Injuries to Oral Nerves
Complications with Bridges and Crowns
Tooth Extraction Problems
Root Canal Injuries
Complications from Novocain
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Jeff Rabinowitz, DMD, FICOI, is a practicing Dentist and holds a faculty appointment at Touro College of Dental Medicine. He has over 40 years of experience in private practice and teaching and is a seasoned expert witness and consultant.
Having completed residency training, a Fellowship in Surgical and Restorative Implant Dentistry, and advanced training in Implantology, complex restorative / prosthodontic care, periodontics / oral surgery / grafting and having Chaired the New York County Claims Committee, Dr. Rabinowitz employs broad clinical experience and analytical skills to advise in cases that are best pursued or defended actively as well as in cases that are best settled. He is a consistently effective and successful expert witness in deposition, at trial and in preparation of reports that support settlement.
Litigation Support - Dr. Rabinowitz has provided review and analysis on hundreds of dental cases for both defense and plaintiff counsel with an impressive record of successful settlements as well as strong, winning testimony in trial . As a a full scope dentist and implantologist, he evaluates claims of treatment failure, complications and misdiagnosis in all phases of implant, prosthodontic, restorative, crown and bridge, and surgical dentistry.
Dr. Rabinowitz will identify and analyze the issues of the most routine and the most complex cases in dentistry, clearly presenting his findings, recommendations and strategies. Conferences and/or reports are focused on strengthening your position in settlement or in court. He presents a clear analysis of issues for both defense and plaintiff counsel, including strengths and weaknesses in pursuing legal action, case defensibility and indications and strategies for case settlement.
Areas of Expertise:
Dental Malpractice Dental Implant Complications / Failures Restorative Dentistry Crown and Bridge Oral Surgery Gum Grafting
Dental Malpractice & Dental Injury Expert Testimony - As of Jan 2022: Dr. Grossman has been deposed over 100 times; reviewed over 900 cases for both defense and plaintiff including peer review, accidents, and malpractice. 53% defense / 47% plaintiff. He has qualified in Superior Court over 50 times and have never been disqualified. At least 95% of my time is spent in patient care.
Dr. Grossman 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. (http://www.expertwitness.dental/)
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Dr. Grossman holds two current professorships: UCLA School of Dentistry & NYU College of Dentistry, and is 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” (www.homelessnottoothless.org), which has made it possible for over 100,000 homeless Veterans, women of domestic abuse and foster children to receive over $8 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.
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.
Harry I. Aronowitz, DMD, is a Board Certified Orthodontist who has been in private practice in Beverly Hills,and West Hollywood California for over 30 years. He is Clinical Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Southern California in the Graduate Department of Orthodontics where he helps train future orthodontists. Licensed in California and New York, Dr. Aronowitz has experience as a Former Chief of Dental, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Section at the Beverly Hills Medical Center and served as Chairman of the Orthodontic Peer-Review for the Los Angeles Dental Society. Dr. Aronowitz is a Diplomate The American Board of Orthodontics anda current member of Orthodontic Peer Review for the Los Angeles Dental Society. He is a member of the American Dental Association, The California Dental Association, The Los Angeles Dental Society, as well as The American Association of Orthodontists.
Litigation Support - Dr. Aronowitz serves as an Independent Medical Examiner for The State Board of Dental Examiners in California. He provides expert witness services to attorneys for both defense and plaintiff, including medical record review, second opinions, depositions, mediation, and trial testimony as needed.
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Infectious diseases are among the most common conditions for which patients seek medical care, and potentially the most serious. Fortunately, since the discovery of penicillin over 70 years ago, antibiotics have made the treatment of serious infections highly successful. Nevertheless, physicians and advanced practioners such as nurse practitioners and physician's assistants must use caution in administering antimicrobial medications, both to ensure effectiveness and to prevent side effects. Careful prescribing will help minimize the legal risks resulting from antibiotic treatment.
Over the past two decades, there has been a growing trend for the care of the hospitalized patient to be assumed by physicians who care only for patients in the inpatient setting, and who do not have an outpatient medical practice. These physicians have come to be known as "hospitalists", and their area of practice as "hospital medicine". Hospitalists are a departure from the old style of practice, in which the primary care physician (PCP) cared for their seriously ill patients in the hospital while still maintaining a busy outpatient practice. Because of the increasing complexity of modern medicine, and due to a variety of economic pressures, the trend now is for physicians in primary care specialties to focus their practice on either outpatient or inpatient care, but not both.
Congestive heart failure can be simply described as the inability of the heart to meet the metabolic demands of the body. The heart functions as a pump to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. Failure of the pump to deliver nutrition to the tissues stimulates a number of compensatory responses in an effort to improve tissue perfusion. These responses result in the clinical symptoms and signs associated with the heart failure syndromes-shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, and fluid retention.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was first described in 1967 by Ashbaugh, who described a syndrome of severe respiratory failure associated with pulmonary infiltrates, similar to infant hyaline membrane disease.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (ACLI) is most often a result of low-velocity, noncontact, deceleration injuries and contact injuries with a rotational component. Contact sports also may produce injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) secondary to twisting, valgus stress, or hyperextension all directly related to contact or collision.
Some of the most abstract medical occurrences that may also prove to be legally challenging are transient disorders of awareness. The very nature of their transient occurrence often results in an absence of objective laboratory or examination abnormalities. Since these conditions result in an alteration of the patient's awareness, there may also be inadequate historical information to assist in diagnosis. Yet, these disorders can have very significant consequences that range from a loss of one's driving privileges or job to the participation in a criminal event. The two most common causes of altered awareness are seizures and reduced blood flow to the brain.
There are many wrist and hand symptoms related to the multiple tunnels that tendons, nerves, and blood vessels pass through. Wherever there is a "crease" in one's wrist, palm, or fingers on the flexor/volar side, there is a tunnel that these structures must pass through. These tunnels are usually soft transverse tissue bands that keep the tendons from bowstringing as they pass from forearm to fingers, as we use our hands in grasp and function.
Almost every American from eighteen to eighty years of age has heard enough about LASIK to understand on a basic level what it is and how it works. On average approximately 1,000,000 LASIK procedures are performed annually in the United States. The vast majority of these procedures are successful, but unwanted side effects and/or suboptimal results can occur in a small percentage of patients. Below is a discussion of the essential elements in the pre-operative evaluation of a patient being considered for LASIK.
There is an epidemic of diabetes in the United States. In the last ten years, the number of American diagnosed with diabetes has increased 40 percent. The number has risen from 4.9% to 6.9%. It is estimated that the number will increase buy another 16.5% by 2050. A woman born in 2000 has a 39% risk of developing diabeteso. The epidemic of obesity is responsible for the current epidemic of diabetes in pregnancy. The incidence of diabetes complicating pregnancy has increased 40% between 1989 and 2004.
Crude Oil has been pouring into the Gulf of Mexico and is causing numerous and significant health issues for children, pregnant mothers, and adults. Exposure occurs via inhalation, ingestion (of liquid droplets in the air), and direct skin contact. Some of the health effects will be long-term sequelae and may last a lifetime or affect future generations. Crude oil is a known teratogen and can cause birth defects and changes in fetal development. The target organs for crude oil are the hematopoietic (blood forming) system, lymphatic system, nervous system, and reproductive system. The Benzene component is a known carcinogen.
Persistent neuropsychiatric impairment following head injury is a significant public health problem. From 400,000 to 500,000 are hospitalized in the United States every year from head injury; many more people are injured and do not require admission. Head injury is the third most likely cause of dementia, after infection and alcoholism, in people younger than 50 years.
In 1911, Hammond and Sutton of Philadelphia performed the first human-to-human kidney transplant with transient success. Since then the techniques and indications have evolved. The first wholly successful human transplant took place on December 23, 1954, in Boston, Massachusetts. Surgeon Joseph Murray performed a kidney transplant between identical twin brothers. Although this and subsequent twin transplants did little to solve the problem of rejection, these procedures contributed to proving the value of the procedure and to the solution of many technical problems.
Neonatal emergencies are not uncommon problems. They appear either at the time of birth, during the in-hospital post-birth period, or at home within several weeks of discharge. In all instances they present significant diagnostic and treatment challenges to the clinician, and must be taken seriously.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 500,000 deaths each year. More women in the United States die of heart disease than of any other cause, and one form of heart disease, myocardial infarction, is responsible for the majority of these deaths. In every year since 1984 it has claimed the lives of more women than men.
A large number of reports have been produced on HP and its pathogenetic potential. In fact, although peptic ulcer disease is the most studied disease related to HP infection, this bacterium is seemingly involved in the pathogenesis of several extragastric diseases, such as mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas (MALTomas), coronaritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, iron deficiency anemia, skin disease, and rheumatological conditions.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a relatively common, potentially life-threatening condition. It has a wide spectrum of presentations and should be considered in the differential diagnosis for a number of symptoms.
Acetaminophen is the most widely used pharmaceutical analgesic and antipyretic agent in the United States and the world; it is contained in more than 100 products. As such, acetaminophen is one of the most common pharmaceuticals associated with both intentional and accidental poisoning. Acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity is well recognized.
Salicylates are ubiquitous agents found in hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and in numerous prescription drugs including topical preparations used for the treatment of pain, warts, and acne.
Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is one of the most common diseases affecting the GI tract. It causes inflammatory injuries in either the gastric or duodenal mucosa, with extension beyond the submucosa into the muscularis mucosa.
Among suicidal patients who had taken antidepressants, fluoxetine (Prosac) was associated with the lowest risk for causing suicidal tendencies and venlafaxine (Effexor) with the highest risk, according to the results of a cohort study published in the December 2006 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Dr. Sander I. White is an experienced Doctor of Dental Surgery. He has been in private practice for over 35 years. During this time, he has taken more than 2,000 hours of continuing dental education courses. Aside from his experience in General and Preventative Dentistry, Dr. White specializes in: Restorations, Advanced Aesthetics, and Gum Care.
Dr. White has served as a clinical instructor at both Temple Dental School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He also lectures to various dental groups and is involved in training younger dentists. Currently, he is presenting a seminar series at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School on “Becoming the Consummate General Dentist”.
Dr. White has made numerous appearances on television news and talk shows, and was recently recognized by Main Line Life magazine as one of the top dentists in the Pennsylvania area.