Dentistry Expert Witness

Dentist treating a dental patientA Dentistry expert witness testifies about general issues involving the mouth, teeth, and gums such as cavities, root canals, and preventative care. 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. General Dentists are primary dental providers who provide overall care of 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. Any of these areas fall within the purview of a General Dentistry expert witness.  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, Periodontology, Dental Anesthesiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, or Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

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.  For cases involving General Dentistry, a hand-selected Dentistry expert witness should be able to handle any issue

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 witness from a leading dental program is an absolute requirement for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected Dental 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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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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