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:
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.
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
As of January 2020: I have been deposed over 100 times; reviewed over 750 cases for both defense and plaintiff including peer review, accidents, and malpractice. 52% plaintiff / 48% 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 200 times. (http://www.expertwitness.dental/)
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I hold two current professorships: UCLA School of Dentistry & NYU College of Dentistry, and, I am 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), he has made it possible for tens of thousands of homeless Veterans and foster children to receive over $5 million in pro-bono dental care to over 60,000 people. Member: American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics: 2013-present, ADA since 1991 and Peer Review Committee ADA 1995-2009, Delta Dental Peer Review 2000-present.
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.
Dr. Phillip R. Devore actively practices dentistry in Las Vegas and he is an expert witness, case planner and evaluator to the legal profession, particularly in regard to professional liability matters. He offers advice on case viability and strategic planning for depositions and trial, and testifies in affidavits, depositions and at trial.
Dr. Devore graduated from UCLA in 1980, lectured there part-time for 18 years, lectured and consulted in over thirty states, attending 1,800 dental offices. He formerly chaired the business classroom courses and was the Director of the Faculty Group Practice as an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
Areas of Expertise:
Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Dental Care Analysis
Dentistry / Odontology
Associations & Memberships
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Las Vegas Dentist Member of American Academy of Cosemetic Dentistry
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.
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.