Leo Sushner, DDS

Dr. Leo Sushner, DDS

Periodontics and Implant Expert Witness
3600 Mystic Pointe Drive, #1712
Miami, FL 33180
Mobile: 703-216-3260
Office: 703-216-3260
Introduction

Dr. Sushner is a licensed periodontist with more than 40 years of experience in clinical periodontics, dental implant surgery and dentistry. Dr Sushner has served as an expert witness for over twenty-five years. Dr. Sushner is certified as a Florida Dental Expert Witness and holds a Florida Dental Teaching Permit. Dr. Sushner serves as an adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Sushner has extensive experience performing and evaluating periodontal and dental surgical procedures, including extractions.

Dr. Sushner has placed and consulted on thousands of dental implants and has decades of experience in all phases of dentistry. Dr Sushner has broad experience and expertise in diagnosing gum disease, bone grafting, sinus augmentation procedures and implant site evaluations. Dr. Sushner taught as an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Sushner earned his dental degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Dr. Sushner served as a resident at the Florida State Hospital. Dr. Sushner received specialty training and certification in periodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate School of Dentistry and at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Dr. Sushner provides telephone consultations, case evaluations, affidavits, certificates of merit, case reports, and testimony at depositions and trials. Dr. Sushner offers mediation support. Dr. Sushner has been called upon to offer opinions in civil and criminal cases and before state licensing boards. Dr. Sushner provides evaluations and opinions involving the standard of care as it relates to periodontal disease, dental implants, oral pathology, dental infections, oral surgery, prosthetic dentistry, root canal procedures, orthodontics and general dentistry. Dr. Sushner has extensive experience evaluating dental related hospitalizations. Dr. Sushner gives clear and easy to understand case overviews, while also addressing the key issues involved in each case. Dr. Sushner offers objective, non-biased, evidenced based opinions. Dr. Sushner offers quality oriented, timely and efficient service. Dr. Sushner works to accommodate cases with time constraints. Contact Dr. Sushner to discuss your prospective case today.


Areas of Expertise
  • Dental/Dentistry

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry D.D.S. degree
General Dentistry Resident- Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, FL
Certification in Periodontics University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate School of Dentistry
Certification in Periodontics Veterans Administration Hospital Center, Leavenworth, Kansas
Active dental licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Dental Expert Witness Certificate- Florida Board of Dentistry
Florida Dental Teaching Permit
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology
Florida Association of Periodontists
American Dental Education Association
Florida Dental Association
Virginia Dental Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Georgetown University College of Dentistry- Adjunct Clinical Instructor
NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine- Adjunct Clinical Instructor
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 300 times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: periodontal disease, gum disease, gum recession, dental infections, tooth loss, dental hospitalizations, dental nerve injuries, dental paresthesia, jaw fractures, implants, root canals, endodontics, orthodontics, implant supported prosthetics, prosthetic dentistry, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, extractions, dental osteomyelitis, oral pathology, oral cancer, osteonecrosis
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: 50+
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: May 2022
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 2
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 2
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 27
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consultations, record reviews, case evaluations, expert opinions, affidavits, certificates of merit, case reports, deposition and trial testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: fee schedule available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: fee schedule available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: fee schedule available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: fee schedule available upon request
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel related expenses

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