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Expert in General Dentistry and TMJ Disorder

Expert ID: 736087 California, USA

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General dentist since 1992, graduated top of my class from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Experienced in all aspects of general dentistry with an interest in TMJ disorder and chronic head and neck pain. I have worked independently as a private practice owner as well as an associate in group practices.

Owned and operated a private dental practice in Los Angeles for 11 years. Worked as an associate dentist and pro temp before and after owning and selling my first practice. During that time I had extensive experience in all phases of general dentistry.
Throughout my career, I have had a special interest in orofacial pain due to my own experience with cluster headaches and my wife's TMJ disorder. I have studied the subject via USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Orofacial Pain Center's continuing education for dentists. My wife and I co-authored the book "Your Roadmap to TMJ Health, How to Navigate Your Way through TMJ Disorder with a Comprehensive Approach to Healing."

After practicing in Southern and Central California as both a practice owner and associate, I relocated to the Central Coast. My private practice schedule currently allows me to be open to other opportunities in consulting, dental insurance claims review, and expert witness or legal/forensic consulting.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Santa Barbara, CA - San Luis Obispo, CA - Ventura, CA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1992 Degree: DDS Subject: Doctor of Dental Surgery Institution: University of Southern California
Year: 1986 Degree: BA Subject: Biology Institution: California State University at Northridge

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Dentist Department: Responsibilities: Operate and manage a private practice providing general dental services including all restorative care as well as treatment for TMJ disorder. Co-author of a book on TMJ disorder, "Your Roadmap to TMJ Health, How to Navigate Your Way Through TMJ Disorder with a Comprehensive Approach to Healing".
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: Multiple Offices Title: general dentist Department: Responsibilities: Worked as a pro-temp for various dental offices in Kern County California. Managed offices/treated patients for absentee doctors and provided general dental services as an associate doctor in others. Performed all phases of general restorative dentistry including diagnoses and treatment planning.
Years: 1992 to 2003 Employer: Self Title: Owner Dentist Department: Responsibilities: I started my own private general dental practice from the ground up. Owned and operated as a sole practitioner in the Burbank/Glendale area of Los Angeles California. Performed all phases of general restorative dentistry.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Expert licensed by the Dental Board of California since 1992.
DEA license in good standing since 1992.
Extensive continuing education in the area of Head & Neck Pain especially TMJD.
Documentation can be provided upon request.
Publications and Patents Summary
Author of the book "Your Roadmap to TMJ Health".

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Armenian Fluent
Farsi Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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