Expertise DescriptionI have more than 20 years of experience in practicing Dentistry with extensive expertise as a Dental Malpractice expert. I have assisted in the litigation of dental cases ranging from (a) wrongful death, (b) dental pharmacology errors (c) dental laser burns (d) implant infections and dental fraud. I have participated in depositions and courtroom testimony. I also teach CE-courses to Dentists and Pharmacists focusing on Dental Opioid use, Dental Opioid Prescription Malpractice, Dental fraud, Dental Pharmacology, misdiagnosed and poorly treated dental infections, and Dental antibiotic prophylaxis protocols and errors. I have served as Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer in a Laser Infectious Disease R&D photobiology company and have been granted US, Canadian, European and Chinese patents on multiple light-based medical devices. I have served as plaintiff, defendant and expert witness in patent litigation, patent infringement litigation and have experience in patent analysis and claims construction. I am also a Biochemist and Photo-Biologist that has designed and completed human clinical testing on multiple laser technologies for use in antimicrobial therapy and in the treatment of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections such as MRSA. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes analysis of Dental laser Photobiology and laser systems for patent infringement lawsuit, technology analysis, light/device patent infringement, Dental Malpractice, and wrongful death.
My consulting experience includes written reports and briefs for systems to be eventually approved by the FDA.
My professional experience includes the design and execution of approved human clinical trials including: laser treatment reduction and elimination of Nasal Colonization of MRSA, Periodontal Biofilm Targeting Technology study, Microbial reduction and elimination of Nasal Colonization of MRSA, and near infrared microbial elimination laser system device study. I also have experience with approved animal trials, including: pilot dosimetry study using a NIMELS leaser on dorsal skin of the FBV mouse staring, laser system safety and efficacy study performed on pigs, and tissue sample testing for human MRSA study.
I have surgically placed hundreds of dental implants over my dental career, and have written and published papers on the subject.
I have designed many different Dental Lasers and intra-oral hand-pieces and dispersion tips and patented them in the US, EU and China.
I have worked as an expert in about 20 dental malpractice cases that have all settled, based on my reports. I have testified in a dental personal injury case, and have been deposed in personal injury, malpractice and intellectual property infringement cases.
I have worked as an expert witness in approximately 15 Dental Malpractice cases in the last 10 years. I have previously worked on two nerve damage cases (one for a Wisdom Tooth extraction, and one for a Dental Laser Burn). I have extensive knowledge on informed consent issues. I have practiced General and Implant Dentistry for 20 years along with running a Maxillofacial Radiology Office for Five Years. I have complete a New York General practice Residency in a Brooklyn Hospital, and am very familiar with the issues involved in issues with NY Dental Residents. I have run Dental human clinical trials, and Medical infectious disease human clinical trials, in my current capacity of CSO of a notable medical technology company.
|B.S.||Biochemistry||University of Vermont|
|Dental license: MA|
Awards & Affiliation
|Senior Student Award|