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
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.
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.
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: