Endodontics Expert Witness

An Endodontics expert witness is an Endodontist who testifies about the standard of care for root canal procedures and treating complex dental infections.  Endodontics is a field of Dentistry focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the inner soft tissue of the tooth known as pulp. Endodontists specialize in saving teeth by performing specialized treatments like root canal surgery, though they perform other procedures, such as dental implants, when a tooth is no longer viable. To become an Endodontist, one must first complete four years of training at an accredited dental school in order to secure a DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. The degrees are identical and allow the dentist to begin residency training in Endodontics. Typical Endodontic programs last 2 to 3 years and culminate in a subspecialty certificate in Endodontics. Qualified specialists may then become eligible for certification by the American Board of Endodontics.  An Endodontics expert witness is always board certified. 

Since Endodontists perform a range of treatments and procedures that may pose risk, negligence claims against Endodontists typically involve surgical complications including nerve injury and trauma to adjacent structures such as the facial sinuses.  An experienced Endodontics expert witness can address any requisite issue.

Endodontics Case Matter

Whether the issues are common or complex, Elite Medical Experts aligns expert witnesses for all aspects of Endodontic litigation and consultation, including:

  • Complex infections
  • Complications of root canal procedures
  • Broken instruments and retained surgical hardware
  • Sinus perforation
  • Unrestorable dental implants
  • Nerve injury (lingual nerve, inferior alveolar nerve)
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Root resorption
  • Wrong tooth extraction
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis for pre-existing cardiac disease
  • Informed consent

Given the range of specialized issues involved in Endodontics, an experienced Board-Certified Endodontics expert witness from a top-tier Endodontics program is an invaluable asset for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected an Endontist 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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