Stephen J Howard DDS, MScD, FASDC, FIAO

Dr. Stephen J Howard DDS, MScD, FASDC, FIAO

Thedentistexperts.com
18411 Clark St., Suite 306
Tarzana , CA 91356
Mobile: 818-922-5151
Introduction

I have been in the practice of dentistry at the above location since 1977. My career began with academics that provided me with the dual specialties of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Over the past 25 years I have converted my practice into a Family Practice. My experience has encompassed all phases of restorative dental care for patients of all ages. Oral hygiene care, cosmetic make-overs, orthodontics and implant/crown cases are all apart of the treatment provided.
I strive to provide the most competent patient care by continually availing myself to academic programs and the latest technology across the entire spectrum of dental services. You can depend on me to provide thorough evaluations and presentations that will benefit your clients.


Areas of Expertise
  • Dental/Dentistry
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Education
Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science; Major in Genetics 1970
New York University College of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery 1974
Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Pedodontics 1976
Master of Science in Dentistry 1976
Board Eligibilty in Pediatric Dentistry 1976
American Straight Wire Association Graduate 1985
American Society of Dentistry for Children
Fellowship 1991
Advanced Mini-Residency
Mid-America Society January – July 2003
International Association of Orthodontics
Board Eligibility in Orthodontics 2003
Fellowship 2003
Advanced Certification Align Technology 2008
International Association of Orthodontists Instructors Institute
Senior Certified Instructor, FIAO 2010
Premier Preferred Provider Align Technology 2011
Invisalign Masters Program 2016

Licensing
National Board of Dental Examiners, North East Region, 13 states, 1974
State of California, 1977
Professional Recognition
Lecturer to community groups & preschool classes as “DrSupertooth” 1980’s
Component Chairman National Children’s Dental Health Week 1980
Outstanding Contribution Award of Service to Valley Presbyterian Hospital 1984
Media Appearances channels 2, 4, 5, 7; Cable Health Network, Eye on LA, AM LA,
Numerous print media 1980’s
Editor California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Journal 1992-1995
Lecturer International Association of Orthodontics 2012
Published in International Journal of Orthodontics 2012
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Membership Affiliations
California Dental Association
American Dental Association
San Fernando Valley Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Society of Dentistry for Children
International Association of Orthodontics
American Association of Functional Orthodontics
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Lecturer to community groups & preschool classes as “DrSupertooth” 1980’s
Component Chairman National Children’s Dental Health Week 1980
Outstanding Contribution Award of Service to Valley Presbyterian Hospital 1984
Editor California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Journal 1992-1995
Lecturer International Association of Orthodontics 2012
Published in International Journal of Orthodontics 2012
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: 5
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dental Liability; Malpractice & Injury Cases
Selection of cases that I have been hired to provide opinions:
Patient deceased subsequent to a tooth removal
Question of the Standard of Care
Esthetic quality of the placement of Porcelin Veneers
Orthodontic case misdiagnosis
Root Canal therapy failure
Misdiagnosis of a Neurological complaint – mandibular nerve
Quality of provided restorative treatment
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 100
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 5
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: last month
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: several
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: none
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Witness
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 500$
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 500$
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 500$
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 500$
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: TBD


References

Natali Shabani, Esq.
Scarlett Farrokh, Esq.