Dr. ARMOND KOTIKIAN, DDS, MD, FACS

Pacific Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Center
242 N. Glendale Ave
Glendale , CA 91206
Office: 818-388-2737
Fax: 818-649-1207

Introduction

Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with extensive experience as an expert witness in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry. He has been an expert witness on over 70 malpractice cases, given depositions on over 30 cases and testified at court over the past six years. His practices a broad aspect of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In the clinical setting he performs complicated tooth extraction cases, dental implant surgery and bone grafting cases, treats TMJ patients, offers IV(intravenous anesthesia) and treats a variety of oral tumors. In the hospital setting he treats head and neck infection cases, facial trauma patients, orthognathic (corrective jaw surgery) surgery cases and treats larger Oral and Maxillofacial Tumors. Dr. Kotikian is focused on patient care. He routinely lectures on subjects related to his field at both the local and national level on a regular basis. Dr. Kotikian has been featured in the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Glendale Newspress and many other local newspapers for his work in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Kotikian has also been featured on ABC7, CBS, KCAL, CNN Headline News local edition and the Diane Sawyer nightly news on ABC.


Areas of Expertise

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dental/Dentistry
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health/Medical/Disability Insurance
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Fraud
  • Trauma Surgery/Trauma Medicine
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: UCLA School of Dentistry, DDS
Wayne State School of Medicine, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Assocaition of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
California Association of Oral and Maxillofaical Surgeons
Fellow, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
So-Cal Oro-facial Academy
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Assistant professor at USC, Deparmtment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Kotikian, A, Ward, B. The case of a 56 year old male with metastatic melanoma of the mandible. Chalmers J Lyons meeting, University of Michigan School of Dentistry. October 27, 2006.

Kotikian, A, Edwards, S, Tao, L. Retrospective review of Odontogenic Infections at a Tertiary Medical Center: Clinical Correlations based on Culture and Sensitivity Data. Presented as an oral abstract at the 89th Annual AAOMS meeting, October 8-13, 2007. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kotikian, A, Upton, G. Alternative to establishing an airway in patients requiring intermaxillary fixation, Chalmers J Lyons meeting, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, October 26, 2007.

Kotikian, A, Edwards, S. Computer based planning of an alveolar segment for distraction, Chalmers J Lyons meeting, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, October 3, 2008.

Kotikian, A. Maxillofacial Infections. Annual Armenian American Medical Society of California offsite CME meeting, Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, October 2, 2010.

Kotikian, A. Oral Cancer: Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment. 3rd Annual International Medical Congress, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia, July 8, 2011

Kotikian, A. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma in Children and Young Adults. 3rd Annual International Medical Congress, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia, July 8, 2011
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 70
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: complications related to tooth extractions/tooth extraction, complications related to dental implants, dental implant, facial trauma cases(fracture of the mandible, maxilla, nasal bones, zygomatic-maxillary complex, orbit fractures, frontal bone), TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders, oral trauma, fractured teeth, oral and maxillofacial infections, oral infection, oral abscess, nerve injury related to tooth extractions and dental implant placement
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: over 35 cases
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: one month ago
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: twice
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: twice
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Six years. Will be happy to provide list of cases and attorneys I have worked with.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, reviewing of charts, site inspection, reports, testifying, IME(independent medical examination), giving depositions, testifying in court
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Rates and terms available upon request. Initial discussion at no cost.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Rates and terms available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Rates and terms available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Rates and terms available upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Rates and terms available upon request.

References

Provided upon request.