Dentistry

Dentistry Expert Witness

DENTISTRY is a medical field concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the mouth and related structures. Although the predominant focus of Dentistry involves the teeth and gums, some Dentists treat complex craniofacial and temporomandibular conditions including congenital deformity and trauma. To become a General Dentist, candidates must first complete four years of training at an accredited dental school where they earn either a DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. The degrees are identical and allow the Dentist to begin a General Dentistry practice and treat patients of all ages. Dentists who desire to subspecialize may undertake residency training in a variety of specialty specialties. Residency typically takes 1 to 3 years and permits a Dentist to earn a subspecialty Board Certification in Orthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, or Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

General Dentists are primary dental providers who provide overall care to teeth and gums. They also perform routine dental procedures such as cleaning, fillings, bridges, and crowns. Some also perform more complex procedures such as root canals. Medical negligence claims against General Dentists typically involve injuries during dental procedures such as trauma to nerves or complications of dental anesthesia. Some claims involve the performance of unnecessary procedures which result in undue cost or unwarranted injury.

Dentistry Case Matter

From the treatment of common dental issues to the most complex dental disorders, Elite Medical Experts aligns expert witnesses for all aspects of Dentistry litigation and consultation, including:

  • Root canal surgery
  • Neural complications (inferior alveolar nerve, lingual nerve)
  • Complex dental infections
  • Bridges and implants
  • Dental veneers
  • Cavities (dental caries), tooth decay, and fillings
  • Complications of dental anesthesia
  • Dental fractures
  • Tooth extraction
  • Teeth whitening
  • Bonding
  • Laser dentistry

Given the range of specialized issues involved in the field of Dentistry, an experienced Board-Certified Dentistry expert from a leading dental program is an absolute requirement for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected DENTISTRY EXPERT WITNESS who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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